Progressive Conservatives gathering ideas to take on Ontario’s Liberals in 2018

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OTTAWA – Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives emerged from their weekend convention confident they will finally be able to defeat the Liberals in the 2018 election.It was the first party convention for new leader Patrick Brown, who also announced his first major policy position, calling for a “sensible” price on carbon to fight climate change. Story continues below

READ MORE: Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown wants carbon pricingBrown also called the Liberals’ cap-and-trade plan “a government cash grab,” and said he was disappointed to hear Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray call him a climate change denier.The PC leader said Murray should welcome the fact the Tories want to deal with climate change instead of taking cheap partisan shots.Some Tory delegates were not impressed by Brown’s decision to support carbon pricing, but he says there was “practically universal support” in the PC caucus.Brown says the face of the Progressive Conservative party is changing under his leadership, calling it disproportionately young and disproportionately diverse.

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