Toronto lawyer and mediator Howard Winkler tells the Globe and Mail he supports former provincial Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown’s plan to set the record straight in a new book about his ‘sensational political assassination.”
The book, titled Take Down: The Political Assassination of Patrick Brown, is due for release on Nov. 1, says the Globe.
Winkler, principal and founder of Winkler Dispute Resolution, is representing the former provincial PC leader in an $8-million defamation suit against CTV. He says the book is Brown’s way of “exposing the truth and contributing to the process of vindicating his reputation.”
“I support Mr. Brown’s initiative, especially in light of the fact that the legal system does not provide the kind of timely disclosure of the truth that can be achieved through his proposed book,” Winkler says, adding he expects the book will be reviewed prior to publication to ensure the content can be defended.
The article says Brown resigned as party leader on Jan. 25, hours after CTV News aired a story about sexual-misconduct allegations from two women during his time as a federal MP.
“MP. Mr. Brown has denied the allegations, and is suing the network and its journalists. The network says it stands by its reporting,” the Globe says.