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Patrick Brown’s speech impediment gave him strength

At school, he was known as the kid with the stutter, and teased. Petrified to speak in front of the class. Today, there’s scant trace of a speech impediment — and where Patrick Brown once found it tough to talk, as leader of Ontario’s opposition party he now spends his days talking tough. Overcoming the stutter, and his fear of public speaking, took years of speech therapy in elementary school. In high school, he was still nervous about being called on [...]