Mulroney’s daughter seeking Ontario Tory nomination
TORONTO — Former prime minister Brian Mulroney’s daughter is seeking to run for the Ontario Progressive Conservatives in next year’s provincial election, adding some potential star power to a party looking to unseat an unpopular government.
Caroline Mulroney, the vice-president of an investment firm, announced on social media Wednesday that she will seek the nomination in York-Simcoe, north of the Toronto area.
The riding has been held since 1995 by Progressive Conservative Julia Munro, who is retiring. Munro tweeted Wednesday that Mulroney has her full support.
Party leader Patrick Brown wrote on Twitter that he is “thrilled to see such exceptional individuals like (Mulroney) step up to seek a nomination” for the party.
Mulroney is the vice-president of Torontobased Bloomberg-Sen Investment Partners. Formerly, she worked at a venture debt fund, as a lawyer in New York City, as the associate director of the New York University Center for Law and Business, and an analyst in investment banking at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc.
She also co-founded the Shoebox Project for Shelters, which collects and distributes gifts to women who are homeless or at risk, and is on the board of directors of the Hospital for SickKids Foundation and the Fraser Institute.