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A chronology of Patrick Brown's political career

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown poses for a photo for a supporter alongside his wife Genevieve Gualtieri after winning the Brampton Mayoral Election, in Brampton, Ont., Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

A timeline of the ups and downs in Patrick Brown's political career:

1998: elected president of the Ontario PC Youth Association.

2000: elected as city councillor in Barrie, Ont.

2003: re-elected as Barrie city councillor.

2006: elected as MP for Barrie.

2015: elected as leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives.

Jan. 24, 2018: CTV publishes a report about allegations of sexual misconduct and several of Brown's top staffers resign.

Jan. 25, 2018: Brown announces he will step down as PC leader to focus on fighting the allegations.

Feb. 16, 2018: Interim Progressive Conservative leader Vic Fedeli says Brown has been kicked out of the caucus. Brown joins the new PC leadership race at last minute.

Feb. 26: Brown withdraws from the PC leadership race.

July 3: Brown announces his candidacy for regional chair of Peel Region.

July 27: Premier Doug Ford announces cancellation of elections for regional chair in Peel. Brown announces mayoralty bid for Brampton, Ont.

Oct. 22. Brown is elected mayor of Brampton.

March 13, 2022: Brown launches bid to become leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

July 5, 2022: The Conservative Party of Canada announces Brown is disqualified from the leadership race due to "serious allegations of wrongdoing."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 6, 2022.

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