Mayor Brown's Transformation

City Life Magazine, February/March Issue

From political pundit to party outcast, former Progressive Conservative leader and MPP Patrick Brown, author of Takedown: The Attempted Political Assassination of Patrick Brown, shares the triumphs and challenges of his life in politics.

Politics has been a part of Patrick Brown’s DNA from the time he was nine years old. His parents, Judy and Edmond, nurtured this interest in their young son by encouraging him to read a variety of daily newspapers and discuss what he’d read around the dinner table. It was this unbridled passion and genuine interest to serve for the public good that would at first pole-vault Brown to great heights of electoral success, before almost destroying him on both a personal and a professional level. This hit-by-a-truck fall from grace prompted Brown to write Takedown: The Attempted Political Assassination of Patrick Brown

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Patrick Brown to be sworn in as Mayor of Brampton

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Mayor-elect Patrick Brown and the other 10 councillors will be sworn in on Monday, December 3 at a special ceremony at the Rose Theatre starting at 8 pm, according to the City of Brampton.

Returning councillors Jeff Bowman, Gurpreet Dhillon, Pat Fortini, Martin Medeiros, Michael Palleschi and Doug Whillans will be sworn in for the 2018-2022 council term, along with newly elected members Harkirat Singh, Rowena Santos, Paul Vicente and Charmaine Williams.

The inauguration ceremony will be live streamed on the city's website as well as on the large LED screen at Garden Square located outside the theatre. The stream will also be aired in the Conservatory at the ground floor of city hall and members of the public are invited to attend.

A number of dignitaries are expected to attend, including MPs, MPPs, and representatives from the Peel Regional Police, Peel Regional Paramedics as well as other community groups.

The official ceremony will run from 8 to 9 pm, followed by a reception at the Rose. The inauguration will include a Smudging Ceremony by a Anishinaabe Cultural Consultant, a ceremonial procession featuring a Lorne Scots Piper and Brampton Fire, Enforcement, Peel Regional Police and Paramedic Services Honour Guards.

This will be followed by the new Council taking the Declaration of Office, the Mayor's inaugural address and end with the Confirming By-law approval by the new Council.

“The residents of Brampton elected a city government that, under my leadership will be more aggressive on economic development, more focused on building a healthy community, we will demand our fair share of funding from provincial and federal governments and work towards building a Brampton of our dreams," Brown said in a statement.

"We have many challenges ahead of us, but I am certain together this newly elected City Council will get Brampton back on track."

As seating is limited at the venue itself, members of the public who want to attend in person are being asked to book their seats through the Rose Theatre Box Office