Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow appeared to put their differences aside on Monday afternoon, focusing instead on their family history as a source of common ground.
The two political adversaries met for the first time since the city’s byelection in June. Throughout the election campaign, Ford made it clear that he would not like to see Chow in office, saying it would be an “unmitigated disaster” for the city if she did win.
That rivalry appears to have been pushed to the sidelines, with the politicians focusing instead on how best to push forward their agenda.
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The premier called Chow a “friend” and said their two families “go way, way back.” He then presented her with a framed photograph of his late brother and former …