Patrick Brown (politician)
|Patrick W. Brown|
|Member of Parliament
|Preceded by||Aileen Carroll|
May 26, 1978 |
Brown graduated from St. Michael's College School and then went on to study political science at the University of Toronto. He then graduated with a law degree from the University of Windsor. During his second year at law school, he was one of 10 recipients of the prestigious As Prime Minister Awards. He also worked for Magna International in their legal department over a period of four years.
Brown served two terms as President of the Progressive Conservative Youth Federation (PCYF) from 1998 to 2002. He also served on the executive of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, as a Vice President. As PCYF President, Brown was one of the early supporters of a united right and drew criticism for his decision to support a united right from party leader Joe Clark and Member of Parliament Scott Brison. Nonetheless, Brown was later re-elected as PCYF president with 81 percent of the vote against Jonathan Frate of Manitoba.
Hockey Night in Barrie
In 2008, Brown founded Hockey Night in Barrie as part of a fundraiser for the Royal Victoria Hospital. The annual event raised $100,000 in its first year which has grown to over $225,000 in 2012. The charity hockey tournament features current and retired hockey players and other celebrities.
In the 2004 Federal election, Brown ran as the Conservative candidate in the riding of Barrie. He lost to incumbent Aileen Carroll by 1,295 votes. Brown ran again in 2006 this time defeating Carroll by 1,523 votes. He was re-elected in the 2008 election by 15,295 votes over Liberal candidate Rick Jones. In the 2011 election, Brown was elected to his third term in office by 30,975 votes.
In November 2010, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation expressed concern about how Patrick Brown used his Canadian House of Commons account. He sent flyers to his riding which included a letter of support and a flyer from Barrie City Councillor Michael Prowse. Brown used his House of Commons account to pay for the mailing because Michael Prowse could not afford to send the flyer out himself.
On September 26, 2012, Brown voted in favour of Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth's private member's bill to create a special committee to examine the legal definition of when a fetus becomes a human being, which many argued would reopen the abortion debate in Canada. Brown did so despite the fact that Prime Minister Stephen Harper advised his caucus to vote against the bill.
On September 28, 2014, he announced that he would run in the 2015 Ontario party leadership election. He said that unlike the other candidates he has not been involved in the four consecutive losses that have kept the Ontario PCs out of power since 2003. He also said that he would not resign his Federal seat during the provincial leadership contest. Fellow Ontario MP Rick Dykstra has come out in support of his bid.
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Myrna Clark||11,846||20.91||+8.90|
|Canadian Action||Jeff Sakula||77||0.14||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||56,651||100.00||–|
|Total rejected ballots||174||0.31||–|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Myrna Clark||6,403||12.01||-0.2||$16,038|
|Marxist–Leninist||Christine Anne Nugent||84||0.16||N/A||$0|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||53,327||100||$92,671|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Peter Bursztyn||6,984||12.18||+1.5||$14,496|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||Peter Bursztyn||5,312||10.7|
- Brown, Patrick (August 26, 2012). "MP extends thanks to those who made cancer fundraiser a success". Barrie Examiner. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
- "Election results...riding by riding". The Globe and Mail. June 29, 2004. p. A14.
- "Election results...riding by riding". The Globe and Mail. January 24, 2006. p. A16.
- "Ontario Results". The Toronto Star. October 15, 2008. p. U2.
- "Barrie - Canada Votes - CBC.ca". CBC.ca. 2008-07-11. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
- Bowe, Raymond (May 3, 2011). "Brown wins third term". Barrie Examiner. Retrieved 2011-05-03.
- "Barrie - Canada Votes 2011". CBC News. May 3, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-03.
- Raj, Althia (2010-11-14). "Call for review of MPs' mailing privileges". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2010-12-03.
- "Vote #466 on September 26th, 2012". Retrieved 3 October 2012.
- Payton, Laura (September 21, 2012). "'Human being' motion excuse to open abortion debate, MPs say". CBC News. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
- "Brown launches bid for Ontario PC leadership, promises ‘fresh start’". Globe and Mail. September 28, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
- "Rick Dykstra will not seek Ontario PC leadership bid". News Talk 610 CKTB Radio. September 12, 2014.
- How'd They Vote?: Patrick Brown's voting history
- Patrick Brown (politician) – Parliament of Canada biography
- Official website
|Party political offices|
Progressive Conservative Youth Federation
1998 – 2002