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Episode #50: Down goes Patrick Brown

Catherine Cullen, Tim Powers and Chad Rogers are back to discuss the latest drama in the Conservative leadership race.

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With the disqualification of Patrick Brown from the Conservative leadership race being a fast-paced and developing story, I decided to post this week’s episode of The Writ Podcast as soon as it was ready to go rather than wait until Friday morning.

And what a story it is. Late on Tuesday night, Patrick Brown was booted from the Conservative leadership contest for his campaign’s alleged breaking of the rules that govern political financing. Brown denies the allegations and puts the blame on Pierre Poilievre’s campaign for engineering his ouster.

This story is far from over, as it appears Brown might go to the courts to challenge his disqualification. Meanwhile, the other campaigns need to re-calibrate and figure out where they go from here.

There’s a lot to discuss. So, this week I’m joined by Tim Powers of Summa Strategies, Chad Rogers of Crestview Strategy and Catherine Cullen, senior reporter with CBC News, to break it all down.

As always, in addition to listening to the episode in your inbox, at TheWrit.ca or on podcast apps like Apple Podcasts, you can also watch my discussion with Catherine, Tim and Chad on YouTube.

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