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Doug Ford kicks off campaign for Ontario PC party leadership with Toronto rally

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WATCH ABOVE: Doug Ford held a rally on Saturday evening in Toronto for his bid to become the leader of the Ontario PC Party.

TORONTO – An energetic crowd greeted Doug Ford in Toronto Saturday night at the first major event of his campaign to lead the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party.

Ford outlined his platform for the first time, telling supporters that he would keep taxes low, try to attract more business to the province and refuse to implement a carbon tax.

He also urged supporters to sign up for party memberships ahead of the leadership vote, which takes place in early March.

WATCH:¬†Doug Ford says he won’t allow a carbon tax to be instituted¬†¬†
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Doug Ford says he won’t allow a carbon tax to be instituted

Ford said he’ll be visiting constituents across the province to drum up support for his campaign.

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The party has been scrambling to elect a new leader after the sudden departure of Patrick Brown, who stepped down suddenly late last month amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

The allegations made to CTV News by two women have not been verified by The Canadian Press.