Hillier attacks Brown on PC party numbers

MISSISSAUGA — The former leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives said Sunday he helped grow the party to unprecedented levels, so he should be the one to lead it into the upcoming election.

Patrick Brown stepped down from his position late last month amid sexual misconduct allegations, which he has repeatedly and categorically denied. On Friday, Brown officially entered the race for his old job.

But beyond the allegations that forced Brown from the party helm, the number of card-carrying Tories the politician offered up is also in contention.