Montreal mayor Denis Coderre had harsh words for his Toronto counterpart Rob Ford as mayors from across the country met in Ottawa today to discuss the challenges they face running Canada's largest cities.
"He's got the right to be here, but I don't care about him. It's a caucus not a circus so I want to talk about issues. I didn't talk to him, I didn't shake his hand, I didn't look at him. I was making sure that all my collegues were focused," said Coderre.
When it came down to business the mayors were united in their objection to Canada Post's decision to cease home mail delivery service. They also want the federal government to be more involved in the financing of social housing.
Coderre specifically spoke up against the lack of clarity surrounding the $14 billion New Building Canada Fund, which is designed to provide both small and large communities with infrastructure funding over the next 10 years.