Why is Patrick Brown running for the federal Conservative leadership and how does he fit with Jean Charest?
One thing is for sure, the desire for political power is something flowing through Patrick Brown's veins. He is not to be discounted and has to be watched, including by Jean Charest.
Former Quebec premier Jean Charest and Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown have reportedly formed a pact in the federal leadership race, according to The Toronto Star, that could make one of them the next leader of the Conservative party. On the surface, it makes little sense why a former short-time Ontario provincial leader and now Brampton mayor, known for running the show there, is coming forward to throw his hat into the race. But Brown has politics in his blood and greater ambitions, writes Ken Rubin.
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