Published: Sun, February 18, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Patrick Brown says he's suing CTV over sexual misconduct allegations

Patrick Brown says he's suing CTV over sexual misconduct allegations

Both the NDP and the Progressive Conservatives declined to comment on Brown's statements, which also hint at internal party discord.

Former leader Patrick Brown has entered the PC Party leadership race at the last minute, three weeks after he stepped down amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

February 9: PostMedia publishes the first interview with Brown since his resignation, in which he says he's contemplating legal action for what he calls the "absolute lies" said about him.

Brown told reporters Friday right after signing up for the PC leadership contest he believes he has cleared his name, a position he explained in his interview with Postmedia.

One of the architects of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's successful Liberal leadership and 2015 election campaigns, Suzanne Cowan, is hoping to help give the Grits another mandate in 2019 as Liberal Party president.

Former Ontario Progressive Conservative party leader Patrick Brown, now running to regain the party leadership, with then-candidate and now Sault Ste.

Brown said in a Facebook post Thursday that two unnamed women who made their allegations to CTV are lying, and that his lawyers have reached out to the network's legal team.

Brown, Elliott, former Toronto Coun.

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Former PC MPP Christine Elliott, former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford and social conservative advocate Tanya Granic Allen are in the running for the leadership.

Brown expressed surprise at finding the sex-ed issue back on the party's agenda.

Brown tweeted that he is soley focused on clearing his name, not technicalities. He continued to kiss me and he laid me down on the bed and got on top of me. "I've shown how these allegations, it was impossible for them to happen as it was articulated on CTV". His interim successor Vic Fedeli nearly immediately revealed that despite Brown's boasts just a couple of weeks earlier that the Tories had 200,000 paid-up members, the actual number was 133,000 and they weren't done investigating.

Brown's second accuser also said she stands by her allegations, CTV reported.

Wynne is now contending with historically low approval ratings as her party deals with backlash on issues ranging from energy prices to minimum wage rates. "This is a distraction, Ontario deserves better". "I've gotten to know him very well, travelled the north with him several times, his character is stellar", says Barrett.

She later stated that she had finished high school when the interaction with Patrick Brown took place. Four leadership candidates debated Thursday and agreed the Tories badly need party unity ahead of the provincial election due in June. He can be heard telling caucus colleagues that he would, in fact, step down because "I would never want to be an obstacle to defeating this government".

If he continues to "victim shame" and allege there were conspiracies to bring him down, "the public will quickly lose their patience with it and it will cost us big time", said the Conservative. But he suggested it has brought attention to the party like nothing in recent memory, with largely positive effect.

"Most voters hover around the centre of the political spectrum - that's where the votes are", said Anna Esselment, an associate professor of political science at the University of Waterloo.

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