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Takedown

The Attempted Political Assassination of Patrick Brown

By: Patrick Brown

Price: CAD $39.95

Publisher: Optimum Publishing International

Imprint: Optimum Publishing International

360 Pages

9.29 X 6.26 X 0.98 ins

ISBN:  9780888902917 -- Hardcover

Publication Date: 11/14/2018

"We were making great strides towards a more inclusive, modern, business savvy Ontario. Six months out from the election we already had 90 of 124 candidates in place and actively campaigning. We had just unveiled a home-run platform that put us on the front page of every newspaper. With 170 days to go before the election even the media was touting that I would be the next Premier of Ontario. Instead, on January 24th, 2018, I was all but assassinated in public. Who did it, how, and more importantly why? This is a story of betrayal, blackmail, and backroom politicking involving some of Canada's biggest political names. This was my dream, this was my nightmare.

I'm Patrick Brown, and this is my story."

Patrick Brown's fate is an outrage because there was no process, due or otherwise, merely two unsubstantiated and anonymous denunciations; and there was no sympathy for the accused, no concern for any sort of justice, only cowardly, hip-shooting congratulations from Justin Trudeau in Davos and from Premier Kathleen Wynne and provincial NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, lauding Brown's accusers for their bravery. - Conrad Black, National Post

Both of the two women's stories about @brownbarrie are falling apart simultaneously. Never seen anything like this in Canadian journalism. Even in the US, only comparable example I can think of is Dan Rather's "memogate" in 2004 (also before an election). - Jonathan Kay, former editor-in-chief of The Walrus

CTV now reports that accuser of Patrick Brown recounts key piece: she was not underage in bar and not in high school but she "stands by her core story" and CTV stands by their original story. In a court of law this would shred a case. CTV credibility is on very, very thin ice. - John Wright, Author, Pollster, and Spokesperson Angus Reid Group and Ipsos

Patrick Brown is better off away from the Ontario PC Party's nest of vipers. These folks are the Keystone Kops of politics, who couldn't organize a secret stab-in-the-back conference call any better than they could a one-car funeral. - Christie Blatchford, National Post

Politics is described as a bloodsport ... this book [has] taken it to a new level. I would call it a Game of Thrones kind of assassination. - Cynthia Mulligan, CityNews, Toronto

Brown lets the reader in on the inner workings of politics in a way that's never been done before...Laid out bluntly and honestly, there is a lot of retrospection. - Diana Davison, The Post Millennial

Brampton Mayor-elect Patrick Brown's new memoir breaks the mould of stodgy, predictable political biographies that employ pedestrian language to bore readers into submission. It's a tell-all thriller and political takedown of Ontario Progressive Cons.... - San Grewal, Publisher of The Pointer

To be honest, I couldn't put it down. - Libby Znaimer, Zoomer Radio AM740 / FM 96.7 Downtown




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