Caroline Mulroney

Patrick Brown gets approval for Ontario PC leadership run

TORONTO -- Patrick Brown's quest to regain the leadership of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives cleared a key hurdle Wednesday when the 39-year-old …

Canada

Trudeau reiterates denial of Sikh separatists in cabinet

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says he and Prime Minister Trudeau made clear to the chief minister of Punjab today that his repeated allegations that …

Canada

With Brown’s inclusion in Ontario PCs race, party’s long-term survival is now on the line

The stakes of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives' manic sprint of a leadership contest just got even higher.<p>From the moment of Patrick Brown's sudden resignation four weeks ago, this stood out as a contest of unusual consequence – a party leading in the polls, choosing someone to lead it into a …

Canadian News

REEVELY: Brown allowed to run sets stage for savage campaigning

Patrick Brown can run for the leadership of the party that ditched him in January.<p>Patrick Brown can run for the leadership of the party that ditched …

Vic Fedeli

Patrick Brown likely to take legal action if denied leadership bid: Garfield Dunlop

Patrick Brown could be filling up the docket at an Ontario courthouse if he’s denied a leadership bid today.<p>Former Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop, …

Canada

Ontario PCs still ahead in provincial election despite rocky month: Ipsos poll

The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party is still very much in the driver’s seat when it comes to the upcoming provincial election, despite a …

Canadian News

The winds of change keep Ontario’s Tories afloat and threaten the Liberals in Quebec

MONTREAL—There is not a political observer or insider anywhere in Canada whose attention is not riveted on the ongoing Ontario Tory leadership drama …

Canada

Ontario PC leadership hopeful Caroline Mulroney raised over $461,000 in nine days

Ontario PC leadership contestant Caroline Mulroney raised over $461,000 in the first nine days of her campaign, figures released by Elections Ontario …

Canada

Roy Green: Are the Ontario Progressive Conservatives on self-destruct?

An octopus under stress may begin to cannibalize itself. It will eat its own legs and eventually die.<p>The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario …

Canada

Patrick Brown gets the green light to enter PC leadership race

Exiled former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown’s bid to run for his old job has been approved by the party’s vetting committee.<p>The …

Vic Fedeli

Ford Nation visits Peterborough as Doug Ford seeks Ontario PC leadership

Ford Nation visited Peterborough on Wednesday morning as Doug Ford made his pitch to become the next leader of Ontario’s Progressive …

Canada

Adam: Patrick Brown was accused in public. He has a right to defend himself in public

How could you, Patrick? How could you do this to your own party?<p>That basically sums up the reaction of Ontario Progressive Conservative party leaders …

Vic Fedeli

Chaos and confusion for Ontario’s Conservatives

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. — The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario began 2018 …

Canadian Politics

Mulroney comes out ahead with nine Conservative caucus endorsements in Ontario PC leadership race

Progressive Conservative leadership candidates Caroline Mulroney, Christine Elliott, and Patrick Brown are grabbing the endorsements of several …

Canada

EISEN: Ontario’s Tories should offer real tax reform

In the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leadership race, many have asked whether the party should continue to embrace the carbon tax at the …

Canada

Lawyer who defended Patrick Brown on Facebook threatens to sue Ontario Conservatives for libel

A lawyer whose firm was sacked by the Ontario Conservative party after he publicly questioned sexual-misconduct allegations against ex-leader Patrick …

Vic Fedeli

PC candidate’s request for new nomination vote in HWAD rejected

The Progressive Conservatives' provincial nominations committee has rejected Hamilton candidate Ben Levitt's request for a second vote after his May …

Government

Kelly McParland: If Brown was a real leader he wouldn’t be derailing his own party

Patrick Brown has every right to feel aggrieved at the turn his career took three weeks ago.Blindsided by a last-minute call from CTV, which was …

Canada

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 21

<b>A HATE ON FOR BROWN?</b>It would appear that Adrienne Batra has a vicious hatred for Patrick Brown as she still is screaming for his head even after …

Canada

How the #MeToo women’s movement is changing politics

Some Progressive Conservatives shopping for a leader say they want someone with no “skeletons in the closet.”<p>“With everything that’s happening right …

Feminism

Former Ontario Tory leader Patrick Brown discussed $375,000 deal with future PC candidate

Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown was in talks to sell an interest in a restaurant he partially owns and some Aeroplan miles for $375,000 to a man who went on to become a Tory candidate, documents show.<p>An affidavit detailing a deal was sworn five months before Jass Johal …

Canadian News

BONOKOSKI: Doug Ford tears a page from Donald Trump’s script book

Donald Trump has turned self-marketing into an art form, and this came long before he moved into the White House.<p>The Art of the Deal is an old book, …

Donald Trump

Opinion | Grandma would never recognize today’s Tories

<i>"Words fail me," a longtime Ontario Tory insider.</i><p>This veteran of many campaigns is not alone. Many of his fellows — organizers, workers, candidates …

Southwestern Ontario

Veer to the right in Ontario PC leadership race risks party’s election chances

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative leadership hopefuls are veering to the right. This in itself is not unusual.<p>There is an important right wing …

Canada

Doug Ford vows to ‘go down there and clean house’

Doug Ford touched on each of his populist pledges Monday at his first Ottawa campaign rally, promising to “clean up the establishment and the elites …

Canada

Celine Cooper: Suddenly, Ontario is a hotbed of political intrigue

It’s official. Ontario politics have overtaken Quebec in the crazy-but-true department. For now, anyway.<p>There are four months to go before the next …

Canada

Ontario — Here’s What You Can Learn from BC’s Last Election

OK, we don’t have the Conservative gong show. But the two races have a lot of big issues in common.

Canada

Ontario PCs play down infighting as legislature set to resume

The sprint to Ontario's spring election begins this week as the legislature is set to resume following an unprecedented tumult that saw the official Opposition implode under the weight of its leader's resignation amid sexual misconduct allegations.<p>When legislators return to Queen's Park on Tuesday, …

Canada

Ontario PC leadership candidate Caroline Mulroney talks northern policy in Sudbury

Mulroney to visit five northern Ontario communities in the coming days<p>Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Caroline Mulroney says …

Canada

MPPs return to Queen’s Park — and radically altered political landscape

What a difference 10 weeks can make.<p>When MPPs rose for the winter break on Dec. 14, Patrick Brown was leader of the Progressive Conservatives.<p>Brown’s …

Canada