Patrick was born in Toronto in 1978 of Irish and Italian descent. He graduated from St. Michael’s College, then studied political science at the University of Toronto and graduated with a law degree from the University of Windsor. He has also studied French in Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Patrick has had a long involvement in serving in government. He was first elected in 2000 as a Councillor in the City of Barrie. He served two terms on City Council before getting elected as the Member of Parliament for Barrie in 2006. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2011 by the largest margin in City history. In Ottawa, he chaired the GTA Government Caucus and worked on expanding Canada’s trade to India as Chair of the Canada India Parliamentary Association. In 2013, he was awarded the human rights champion award from CHRV for his role in exposing the Tamil genocide.
In May 2015, Patrick was elected Leader of the Ontario PC Party by the largest margin in Ontario PC Party history. He became the Member of Provincial Parliament in September 2015 for the riding of Simcoe North and Leader of the Official Opposition. He championed autism services, additional mental health supports and linking education to employment in the provincial legislature. He won by elections in Sault Ste Marie, Scarborough Rouge River, and Niagara West.
In October 2018, Patrick was elected Mayor of Brampton on a campaign to get Brampton back on track. Mayor Brown delivered four consecutive tax freezes, record contributions to the City reserves and financial assistance to the new Peel Memorial Hospital and the TMU Medical School, which will open in 2025.
Patrick and his wife Genevieve live in Downtown Brampton with their son Theodore and daughter Savannah