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Deputy Mayor to Meet with Premier

Norm Kelly, not Rob Ford, set to meet Kathleen Wynne Tuesday

Stripped of his powers, Mayor Rob Ford isn't happy that Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly will be meeting with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne Tuesday at Queen's Park over the lunch hour.

Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly is now essentially the man in charge at city hall after councillors voted to transfer many mayoral powers to the second in command, along with staffers from Ford's office.

Ford in a letter to Wynne writes "I believe it would be most appropriate for you to meet with the elected Mayor of Toronto," and says he'll be available after the launch of his annual toy drive tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Kelly wouldn't say much about what he'll be talking about with the Premier, only that he expects to cover a lot of issues.

Councillor Doug Ford blasted the meeting of two "unelected" leaders and once again called for an election to be held to allow voters to determine who should hold the power.

Kelly said both he and Wynne have been elected to serve as a city councillor and MPP and once elected both were given powers.

"Everything was done democratically and legitimately," said Kelly.

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  1. Me posted on 12/02/2013 11:54 PM
    I do think Rob Ford should be there as well as Norm Kelly. BUT Rob should not talk unless he is calm and not going loud like he sometimes does. He is still Mayor. I don't live in Toronto or close but I know most of his powers have been taken away but even so, I think he should be there.
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