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Ontario Minister: Toronto and Doug Ford

ontario minister: That breaks a federal-provincial agreement and leaves Toronto holding the bag, according to Toronto Star. Lisa Mac Leod, the Ontario minister responsible for immigration, must work cooperatively with Ottawa and other provinces to ensure Canada's refugee system continues to be among the best in the world. It was bad enough when Doug Ford's government announced that it would not cooperate with Ottawa and Toronto to manage the influx of asylum-seekers from the U.S. that is straining the city's shelter system. Colin McConnell / Toronto Star But then Lisa Mac Leod, the minister responsible for immigration, abdicated any responsibility for fixing the system her government was only too happy to attack. Why the theatrics Because she was offended that federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen called out the Ontario government for its divisive and dangerous language on the issue of asylum-seekers. She abruptly left a meeting with her federal and provincial counterparts focused on immigration and refugee issues, and then petulantly refused to sign the concluding communique. ( As reported in the news.