Ford willing to ‘walk away’ from first ministers’ meeting if agenda isn’t changed: sources

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is willing to “walk away” from the First Ministers’ meeting in Montreal tomorrow, CTV News has learned, if the Prime Minister and federal government don’t give into provincial demands to change the official agenda.

Government sources tell CTV News that Ford is expected to tell Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the agenda is “unacceptable” during a one-on-one discussion that’s scheduled today ahead of the meeting.

Sources say Ford is willing to attend the meeting if topics such as the carbon tax, the auto sector, and asylum seekers are added to the agenda, and if Trudeau participates directly in those discussions.