He's the fifth candidate to enter!
Brampton's very own mayor, Patrick Brown, just announced that he's putting his hat in the ring to become the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
On Sunday, March 13, Brown announced that he will be in the running for federal leadership and said he will "ensure Justin Trudeau's Liberal government is defeated in the next federal election."
In his announcement over the weekend, the Brampton mayor said that he's in the running to fight for everyone's future.
"So many of you are tired and frustrated, and our nation needs to heal," Brown said.
"We have all suffered the cost of two years of lost freedoms, and a government that has weaponized our fears and our divisions to cling to power."
Today, alongside my wife, Genevieve, and our two children, I announced that I will run to become the leader of Canada\u2019s Conservatives and ensure Justin Trudeau\u2019s Liberal government is defeated in the next federal election.\n\nWatch my launch speech: https://fighterleaderwinner.ca/en/mayor-browns-campaign-launch-speech/\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/AvlqzijSlA— Patrick Brown (@Patrick Brown) 1647202661
Brown expressed that he is "more than ready for this fight" to become the next leader and that he is fighting for a "principled and inclusive" Conservative Party of Canada.
"I want people who have never voted Conservative and have voted for other parties to feel welcome in our family," Brown said.
"I want people who have been turned off by recent Conservative infighting to get inspired and fight alongside me for a better vision for our county."
In his speech, Brown mentioned that he wants to cancel the carbon tax increase planned for the start of April due to the high prices of gas and groceries, noted that he wants to give Quebec a "strong voice and a better future," and said that the Conservatives "must be the party that cultural communities can trust."
Brown is the fifth candidate to join the leadership race for the Conservatives, alongside former Progressive Conservative leader Jean Charest, Ottawa-based MP Pierre Poilievre, Ontario MP Leslyn Lewis and independent Ontario MPP Roman Baber, according to CTV.
Anyone else interested in running has until April 19 to declare that they're in the race.
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