CFN – Who the heck is Patrick Brown and why are we not only writing about him here on CFN, but interviewing the MP from Barrie? MP Brown has made a splash as he fights his way towards earning the leadership of the PC party of Ontario and he’s started with a bang!
In a leadership debate he called out Christine Elliott and other nominees for being deep into the debacle that was the last election under Tim Hudak. He used terms like “clique” and essentially accused the party of not showing up in the community and needing a change of culture that he, as an outsider coming in from the Federal landscape could offer.
He certainly wasn’t gentle as he needled in on issues facing the party including a lower membership role and party debt compared to their more successful Federal Conservative machine.
He can back up the smack having had a great run of success. After losing his first election in a close race he’s rattled off three Federal wins by growing margins.
The question is if he can translate that success provincially and will the “Old Guard” hold his bold statements against him as the race unfolds? In our interview we chatted about the double challenge, IE that if he could win the nomination, how could he defeat Premier Kathleen Wynne who clearly benefited by having Tim Hudak as an opponent spouting off about cutting thousands of a government jobs during an election.
So dear Ontario Conservative viewers of CFN, do you think Mr. Brown will win the nom? You can vote in our poll and leave your comments below.
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