Mar 04, 2022
By Gavin Day
Brampton mayor Patrick Brown is considering a bid to become the next leader of the federal Conservative Party.
A spokesperson has confirmed Brown is mulling a campaign.
Candidates have until April 19th to enter the race. MP Pierre Poilievre is the only official candidate in the race but fellow MP Leslyn Lewis is also considering running as is former Quebec Premier Jean Charest.
Charest also led the old Progressive Conservative Party from 1993-1998.
Brown led the provincial Tories from 2015-2018. He stepped down over sexual misconduct allegations he denies.
He was elected Brampton Mayor in 2018 and is up for re-election this year.
The new Conservative leader will be named September 10th.