Kelly McParland: Ford is telling Trudeau what needs to be said about the border

Doug Ford’s only been in office a matter of days but his refusal to help Ottawa disperse a surge of asylum-claimants arriving from Quebec already has him taking some serious flak.

Much of it comes from the same camp that failed to foresee the problem, helped make it worse, hasn’t come up with a workable solution and still lacks a serious proposal for dealing with the cause. But never mind that. The charges against the new premier are that his reluctance to help ease the pressure on Toronto — where most of the claimants are landing after crossing the U.S. border in Quebec — is mean-spirited, unhelpful and contrary to Canada’s traditionally tolerant approach to refugees and immigrants.