"I’m a conservative and I’m not in favour of a new tax, especially Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax.
"I said that I would consult and listen to our members on this important issue.
"I have now had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of members of our party, I’ve consulted with members of our caucus and our nominated candidates.
"It's clear to me that members of the Ontario PC Party feel that imposing a carbon tax on the hardworking people of Ontario is not something they support.
"In Kathleen Wynne’s Ontario life is unaffordable and the last thing we should consider is a new tax.
"As the Leader of our party I will not support a carbon tax.
"As Premier of Ontario I am going to explore options to oppose it."