Elliott came second to Brown during the last contest to select a new leader in 2015.
In that call, which happened hours after CTV News broadcast allegations of sexual impropriety involving teenage girl, Brown quits as a leader. "This is about making sure that on June 7, the Progressive Conservative party is successful". The party is expected to choose a new leader March 10.
"I remember Patrick went upstairs at one point and I vaguely remember her following", said Patterson. CTV says it stands by its reporting.
"That scenario, like of a very inebriated young employee in the bedroom of her boss, alone with him, who hasn't had a drop of alcohol all night, just that's an intimidating situation and I was not sure what to do about it", she said.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 1:15 p.m. ET on Friday with additional information reported by Global News and the Toronto Star. He didn't know most of his top lieutenants were quitting on him as he gave his defiant news conference; he never technically agreed to resign; he was set up by "political adversaries" (possibly Liberals, possibly traitor Tories); he's taken a lie-detector test; he's only beginning to fight back.
To some, Brown may appear to be out of his mind as he attempts a do-over of his leadership.
Brown shot back, saying some of the other candidates have reached out to ask for his support.
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"There is a ground swell of support in the membership for the project I've been working on".
"Earlier today, Mr. Brown was notified that he has been removed from the PC Caucus effective immediately".
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The Ontario legislature is expected to sit again on Tuesday, after Family Day.
Adding insult to injury, interim Tory leader Vic Fedeli on Friday turfed Brown from the PC caucus. Brown denies the allegations.
"Patrick Brown made the right decision to step down".
"The resignation was actually sent out on my behalf without my permission at the time", Brown said.
The candidates stopped short of making any detailed policy commitments, noting they would wait for further consultations on key issues, making it hard to know where they stand, Tellier said.
February 15: Brown announces his intention to sue CTV for its reporting of the allegations against him.
"Despite the fact that this is character assassination and false allegations, I don't want any of us to set back on our mission to defeat Kathleen Wynne", he tells his colleagues.
At an after-party event, Brown even offered her drinks.
Fedeli previously said that he believed the complainants.
"I appreciate the enthusiasm but I did not authorize this. A leadership election is not the place for him to clear his name", Mulroney said on Twitter.
Brown wouldn't respond to questions from reporters about the resignation who asked him to clarify the contradicting information.