Premier, Toronto's Deputy Mayor to meet Monday

Kathleen Wynne hasn't met with Rob Ford in months

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.

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  1. Dapo posted on 02/23/2014 07:44 PM
    Wonder what the 2 unelected phonies will be talking about that's so important. Maybe they'll be talking about what they will be doing when the get voted. Kelly can go to Florida and stay there. Wynne can go to hell.
  2. Capo posted on 02/23/2014 07:48 PM
    VOTED OUT......that is......
  3. Only Common Sense posted on 02/24/2014 05:45 AM
    RE " ... the frosty relationship between Kathleen Wynne and Rob Ford.":

    Why does this station insist on referring to "no" relationship as "frosty"?
    There is no relationship because council properly removed the mayor-in-name-only's meaningful powers (as they should have).

    The premier correctly meets with the person in charge. That is not, nor will it ever again be the disgrace that is Rob Ford.

    This not personal (frosty) ... this is correct procedure.
    1. Jim posted on 02/24/2014 06:22 AM
      @Only Common Sense For the record, your an ass. Proper parliamentary procedure dictates she meet the head of Toronto government, and until Rob Ford is voted out, he IS the head of Toronto government. Mr. Kelly is not. End of story.
    2. Cynthia posted on 02/24/2014 08:17 AM
      @Only Common Sense Curious as to which agenda "flip flopping" Stintz will be pushing.
  4. Cynthia posted on 02/24/2014 08:24 AM
    An unelected premier and a unelected mayor meeting, makes no sense. Wynne is just playing the politics she and McGuinty are famous for.
  5. john posted on 02/24/2014 01:41 PM
    the only reason why she is meeting with kelly is a pussy he will not fight like ford would . ford can not be pushed around . she is a lesbian after all .
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