Harper and Wynne meet in Toronto


TORONTO – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is expected to reveal more details today of her Monday night meeting in Toronto with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

It was their first face-to-face talk in more than a year and Wynne has a news conference scheduled for this morning.

A release from Harper’s spokesman says the two leaders discussed jobs and the economy, and the importance of ongoing investments in infrastructure.

They also discussed the role of resource development for the Ontario and Canadian economies and agreed that they would remain in touch on these and other issues.

Wynne said in a statement that they also discussed the quality of First Nations’ drinking water, a commitment to removing provincial trade barriers, and agreed to continue working to secure strategic anchor investments and research and development projects in the auto sector in Ontario.

The Conservative prime minister had last met with the Liberal premier on Dec. 5, 2013, and Wynne had embarked on a public campaign urging Harper to sit down with her.

When Harper was in the Toronto area last month he did not meet with Wynne, but fit in a private meeting with newly elected Toronto Mayor John Tory.