Wow, would it ever speed up the processes through our courts if the conservative party’s minions were running things. I will freely admit that I have absolutely no use for Patrick Brown, former MP, former Ontario PC leader, and former candidate for federal conservative leader. It is simply that I believe if you accuse someone of doing something wrong, you should prove it.
Mr. Brown has broken the rules in the past and I would suspect that he has done it again. As I understand the conservative party rules, a new membership in the party is required to have a personal cheque attached or valid credit card information that is issued in the applicant’s name. I would assume that rule would preclude money orders being used, as you can buy those for Santa Claus. And Patrick Brown should know better.
It seems to me though that the charge that Brown had contravened the election act is much more serious. It should be easy enough to track down that story and find out if it really took place.
What concerns me the most is that the citizens of Brampton might be stuck with Brown in the mayor’s chair for another four years. I am not sure that Brampton deserves that.
There have been repeated reports from Brampton of ruction at city hall. I have no idea what is going on there but it sounds to me that Brown does not know how to work with his council. It has been reported that when he was leader of the Ontario progressive conservative caucus, he had problems with an unruly group of conservatives. City councils are rarely all members of the same political party and you really do have to be a persuasive person to keep them all working in the best interests of their community.
While Patrick Brown has been active in politics since a very young age, he has not learned much about working with others. It seems to me that politicians who get the urge to get into politics later in life, after a successful business career, do a much better job for the local citizens. Brampton might be best to consider alternatives.
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