Premier Kathleen Wynne & Deputy Mayor of Toronto Norm Kelly meet Dec 3. 2013
It doesn't look like the passage of time has thawed the frosty relationship between Kathleen Wynne and Rob Ford.
The Premier is scheduled to meet not with Toronto's Mayor, but the deputy mayor at Queen's Park on Monday morning. Norm Kelly's office says they will be discussing "a number of important issues regarding the City of Toronto."
Wynne hasn't met with Mayor Ford since before he admitted to smoking crack in November 2013.
The Premier didn't fulfil a request from Ford's office to meet or chat over the phone about potential provincial help for ice storm recovery. Ford even said he'd be satisfied with a text message exchange. Wynne chose instead to deal with Kelly, whom she identified as the leader of Toronto city council.
In November, councillors voted to strip Ford of most of his mayoral power and transferred them to Kelly.
Wynne and Kelly have allowed about 45 minutes for their latest meeting. They will address reporters in a joint news conference afterward.