Harper has not met with Wynne in over a year


TORONTO – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has sent a letter to the prime minister, asking for their first face-to-face meeting in more than a year.

Wynne and Stephen Harper last met Dec. 5, 2013, which Wynne calls “too long” between meetings of the prime minister and premier of the country’s most populous province.

In the letter, which Wynne released publicly, she says their relationship should be one of “collaboration, not confrontation.”

Harper is to be just outside Toronto today, speaking at a roundtable discussion with the Retail Council of Canada in Mississauga, but no meeting with Wynne is scheduled.

Wynne also writes that some of her ministers have reached out to their federal counterparts on issues she raised in previous letters to Harper, but it is “no substitute for leadership and collaboration at the top.”

Harper and Wynne have publicly disagreed over pension plans, infrastructure and transit.