Patrick Brown is still in the running to become Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader.
Simcoe.com confirmed that Brown, the current Simcoe North MPP and ex-PC leader, has been approved by the party’s provincial nominations committee as an official leadership candidate Feb. 21.
“I think it’s basically almost an apology to Patrick for the way he’s been treated,” former Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop, who is currently volunteering in Brown’s Queen’s Park office, said Wednesday afternoon. “To not approve him would have been a huge blow to the Ontario PC Party.”
Brown is taking another shot at the leadership, a post he vacated in late January after being accused by two women of sexual misconduct.