Patrick Brown to run for chair of Peel Region

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The former Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party head Patrick Brown is all set to grab the news headlines once again, this time for the right reason—elections.

Brown is attempting a political comeback in the fall municipal election. He has officially thrown his hat in the ring to become chair of Peel Region, a position that was previously appointed but will now be elected for the first time.

The regional chair is the chief executive officer of the municipal corporation and the leader of the regional council.

Brown stepped down as Tory leader in January after two women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against him, which he has consistently denied.

His resignation months before a provincial election triggered a hastily organized leadership convention that saw Doug Ford take the reins of the party.

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Ford blamed Brown for several issues that emerged during the spring election campaign that culminated with the Tories’ majority win.

Brown has filed a defamation lawsuit against CTV News, which first reported the sexual misconduct allegations.

He has also announced that he is writing a tell-all book detailing what he describes as his “political assassination.”

Meanwhile in Vaughan, former Liberal cabinet minister Steven Del Duca is competing to become chair of York Region, another position that will be elected for the first time.

Judging from Patrick Brown’s formidable support in the Peel Region it is quite likely his rehabilitation via the municipal elections route will happen. -CINEWS

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