The Big Blue Machine: How Tory Campaign Backrooms Changed Canadian Politics Forever
The story of a formidable campaign organization - "the Big Blue Machine" - that ran a string of successful Progressive Conservative Party campaigns in a several provinces over four decades. Devoted to the art of winning campaigns, it pioneered new techniques in polling, advertising, fundraising, communications, and policy development.
J. Patrick Boyer is a constitutional lawyer, political science professor, veteran of the House of Commons, journalist, and author of some twenty books on Canadian history, law, politics, and governance. He also frequently comments on Canadian public affairs for various media outlets. Patrick lives in Muskoka and Toronto.