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Kathleen Wynne Makes Full-Court Press For Meeting With PM

12/11/2014 12:19 EST | Updated 02/10/2015 05:59 EST
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and six of her Liberal cabinet ministers are urging their federal counterparts to meet with them ahead of the Conservative government's next budget to discuss what they say are pressing provincial-federal matters.

Wynne wrote to Stephen Harper, for the second time in less than a month today, calling on the prime minister to meet with her to discuss a range of issues from infrastructure investments to pension reform and violence against indigenous women and girls.

"As vital as ministerial co-operation is, it is no substitute for leadership and collaboration at the top," Wynne says in the letter sent today.

"For that reason, I am once again asking you to meet with me at your earliest opportunity to discuss these issues, which are of great importance to the people of Ontario and their well-being."

Harper recently said the Ontario government should focus less on "confrontation" and more on getting its fiscal house in order.

Wynne hit back today saying the relationship between the prime minister and the premier of the country's largest province should be one of "collaboration, not confrontation."

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