Former Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown threw his hat in the ring for Brampton’s top job at the eleventh hour on Friday afternoon.

After Doug Ford announced he was canceling the election for Peel Regional Chair, a position Brown was running for, Brown submitted his nomination for the mayoralty race in Brampton just shy of a half hour before the 2 p.m. deadline.

Brown, who has never lived in Brampton before, says he practiced law here at one point in his brief law career. Brown had also spent a lot of time publicizing his Mississauga address for weeks during his campaign for Regional Chair.

Mayor Linda Jeffrey told CTV news Brown should have run in Barrie, where he has more roots. She said, “Brampton isn’t a consolation prize. I realize that Mr. Brown wants to run somewhere. Maybe he should have run in Barrie.”

Brown’s decision has been greeted with mixed reactions from Bramptonians Some people think its ridiculous, calling out his lack of connection to the city, and seemingly desperate grasp at straws to stay in politics.

Brown has run for 5 different political offices Since February — Premier of Ontario, MPP for Barrie—Springwater, PC Party Leader, Regional Chair of Peel and now Mayor of Brampton.

Some people seem happy about Brown’s decision to throw his hat in the ring in Brampton.

What do you think about Brown’s decision to run in Brampton? Let us know in the comments.

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