Ford government is ending cooperation with Trudeau on resettlement of asylum seekers

Blaming Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus government for creating a mess, Premier Doug Fords new Progressive Conservative administration is withdrawing Ontarios co-operation with Ottawa on resettling asylum seekers, the Star has learned.

Ontario Children, Community and Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod told federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen that Queens Park is stepping back from the migration crisis.

MacLeod advised Hussen and Toronto Mayor John Tory of the move at Wednesday nights meeting of the ad hoc intergovernmental task force on irregular migration.

She told her federal counterparts that it was up to Ottawa and municipalities such as Toronto to come up with a solution.