Brown writing book on his ‘political assassination’
TORONTO — The scandal-plagued former leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party is writing a tell-all book detailing what he describes as his “political assassination.”
Patrick Brown says the new book, titled “Take Down,” will chronicle his nearly three years at the helm of the party and offer a detailed look at the events that led up to his abrupt resignation in January.
Two women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Brown, who vehemently denies their claims.
His resignation months before a provincial election triggered a hastily organized leadership convention that saw Doug Ford take the reins.
Brown says his book will be “a story of betrayal, blackmail and backroom politicking involving some of Canada’s biggest political names,” though he did not provide further details. The book, published by Optimum Publishing International, is slated to hit shelves on Nov. 1.
“Yes, it appeared I would be premier of Canada’s largest province by age 40,” Brown said in a release. “Instead, on Jan. 24, 2017, I was all but assassinated in public. Who did it, how and why? ... This was my dream, this was my nightmare.”