PATRICK BROWN WON'T BE RUNNING IN PROVINCIAL ELECTION, AS A PC OR INDEPENDENT

Mar 16, 2018

By Jane Brown

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Patrick Brown is saying so long to provincial politics altogether, after members of the Progressive Conservative nomination committee decided that the embattled former PC leader will not be an eligible candidate for his Barrie riding.

TORONTO, ON – JANUARY 24: PC Leader Patrick Brown begins to leave the PC Caucus room for the late night press conference. The Ontario Progressive Party held a late night press conference to discus possible issues around Leader Patrick Brown. Toronto Star/Rick Madonik (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Soon after the decision was announced, Brown tweeted, “that after much thought, I will not be running in the upcoming provincial election, but remain committed to the Conservative movement and to the well being of my local community.”

Brown stepped down as PC leader in late January amid sexual misconduct allegations which he continues to emphatically deny.

Party members have been reviewing a number of controversial riding contests, and have also overturned nominations in Brampton North, Mississauga Centre and Newmarket-Aurora.

These GTA vacancies leave potential spots for defeated PC leadership candidate Christine Elliott to fill. Elliott told Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back with Libby Znaimer the other day, the riding has to be a good fit but that she was considering a couple of them. Listen to Libby’s entire conversation with Christine Elliott here.

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