Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown has died

In this April 2016, file photo, Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown and MPP Steve Clark chat during a groundbreaking ceremony in Edwardsburgh-Cardinal, Ont. Brown has died after a heart attack at this Parliament Hill office. He was 57. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

OTTAWA – Gord Brown, the MP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, has died of an apparent heart attack.

Brown, 57, was at his Parliament Hill office this morning when he was stricken.

In Toronto, Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark announced Brown’s death on the floor at Queen’s Park this morning where a moment of silence was held.

Prior to being MP for the riding – a position Brown held since 2004 – he was also a town councillor in Gananoque and a former president of the 1000 Islands-Gananoque Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by his wife, Claudine, and sons Chance and Tristan.

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