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No more treading water

By Ally Foster      

The leader of the Ontario Tories has shaken up the sinking ship his party had become. But there are just as many people questioning the real direction of the Brown bandwagon, as there are those who have happily hopped aboard.

'I’m comfortable dedicating myself right now to Ontario, and this project of seeing if I can form a government and turn Ontario around,' says Brown. 'That excites me; it drives me … you don’t pay attention to the hours, or the work that is required.' Photograph courtesy of Patrick Brown
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Patrick Brown has heard it all before. Assertions that the Ontario Progressive Conservative leader’s most defined personality trait is that he’s not Kathleen Wynne; that he’s flip-flopped on policies as starkly as Donald Trump has on immigration; and even that he’s a dead-eyed, brainwashed robot that runs on talking points uploaded to his hard drive by Bay Street CEOs. And he seems overwhelmingly unfazed. During a telephone interview with P&I, the thick-skinned Brown—who may very well become the

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