Wynne accused of acting like T.O.'s mayor during ice storm

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Bush Dr. in Scarborough to talk with hydro workers as they work...

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Bush Dr. in Scarborough to talk with hydro workers as they work at restoring power to ice storm homes Friday, December 27, 2013. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 8:34 AM ET

TORONTO -- Premier Kathleen Wynne acted more like Toronto’s mayor than the representative for all Ontario residents during the ice storm, PC MPP Lisa MacLeod says.

Wynne, who had been aggressively countering her Toronto-centric image since becoming premier about a year ago, initially handed out grocery cards only in Toronto and wrote an opinion piece for a Toronto-based newspaper, MacLeod said.

“It was almost as if she was trying to be the mayor of Toronto or a councillor herself instead of trying to be the premier for all Ontarians,” she said.

MacLeod also blasted Wynne for shutting out Mayor Rob Ford, who had many of his powers stripped away by city council in the wake of his crack cocaine scandal.

Wynne should not have given Ford the silent treatment, choosing, instead, to interact with Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly, she said.

 


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