Ex-Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown writing a book about his political “assassination”

Patrick Brown says he sees himself as the victim of a wicked plot to kill his political career — and he intends to shed light on the circumstances behind it in a new book.

His book — Take Down: The Political Assassination of Patrick Brown — is scheduled for release Nov 1.

Brown was the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives until CTV News reported that two women were accusing him of sexual misconduct.

Within hours of the report becoming public in late January, many of Brown’s closest advisers resigned and MPPs encouraged him to quit. At an emotional news conference, Brown denied the reports and vowed to stay on and fight the allegations.

Just hours later, he announced he would resign.

In April, Brown filed an $8 million statement of claim against CTV, which has said it stands by the original report.

In announcing the book, Optimum Publishing International released a quote from Brown, who said that until the sexual misconduct allegations erupted he was poised to become Ontario’s next premier.

“I was all but assassinated in public. Who did it, how and why?” Brown writes.

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