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Stephen Harper to meet with Kathleen Wynne before world junior hockey final

01/05/2015 02:16 EST | Updated 03/07/2015 05:59 EST
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for the first time in a little over a year later today ahead of the gold medal World Juniors hockey game in Toronto.

Wynne's office confirmed the meeting by releasing the premier's itinerary for the day. The two are scheduled to meet at 6:15 p.m. ET. Canada faces Russia at 8 p.m. ET.

Today's tête-à-tête comes after Wynne sent Harper a series of letters in the last few months urging him to meet with her to discuss a long wish-list related to federal-provincial matters.

Wynne's most recent letter sent to him on Dec. 11 also included letters from half a dozen of her Liberal cabinet ministers urging their federal counterparts to meet with them to discuss everything from the economy to infrastructure spending.

Harper met with newly elected Toronto mayor John Tory at Pearson airport on Dec. 12.

The prime minister last met with Wynne in Ottawa on Dec. 5, 2013.

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