TORONTO — A timeline of events related to the Patrick Brown scandal and his political comeback:
Jan. 24, 2018: Brown denies a pending news report about sexual misconduct when he was a federal MP.
Jan. 25: Brown says he will step down as Progressive Conservative party leader to focus on clearing his name.
Jan. 29: Former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford, brother of the notorious late Toronto mayor Rob Ford, declares his candidacy for the party leadership.
Feb. 6: Brown breaks silence in a tweet reaffirming his denial of sexual misconduct and says the “truth will come out.”
Feb. 9: Brown says in a PostMedia interview that he’s contemplating legal action for the ”absolute lies” said about him.
Feb. 11: Brown publishes the first of several Facebook posts in which he vows to clear his name and questions the credibility of his women accusers.
Feb. 16: Interim Progressive Conservative leader Vic Fedeli says Brown has been kicked out of the caucus. Brown joins leadership race at last minute.
Feb. 21: The party gives Brown green light to contest leadership.
Feb. 24: Brown files a notice of libel against CTV News.
Feb. 26: Brown withdraws from the 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.
Oct. 22. Brown is elected mayor of Brampton.
The Canadian Press