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Conservative Values

Patrick Brown in conversation: The new Tory leader discusses his 'pragmatic' conservative vision

Ontario Progressive Conservatives picked Patrick Brown, a relatively unknown 36-year-old MP from Barrie, as their new leader on Saturday.

Fresh from a Mother's Day brunch, where he bumped into Brian Mulroney, Brown met up with the National Post's Ashley Csanady at Queen's Park on Sunday. He said Mulroney told him just a dozen MPs supported his leadership bid, and 88 were with Joe Clark. Brown faces similar challenges in Ontario, and like Mulroney, still needs to win himself a seat. He is expected to resign his post in Ottawa this week, but won't yet say who might step aside for him at Queen's Park.

Here’s an edited, condensed version of Brown chat with the National Post about his vision for the Ontario PCs and his plan to turn the province blue again.

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