Kathleen Wynne makes history
By Elizabeth Della ZazzeraSpecial to Canadian of the Week
Kathleen Wynne made history on Friday when she was elected leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario and became Ontario’s first female premier and the first openly gay premier in Canada. 
It is a remarkable time for women in Canadian provincial politics. Of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories, six now have women as premiers – including the four most populous provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. That means a majority of Canadians are living in provinces with women in the highest government office. In contrast, only five of the 50 U.S. states currently have women governors.
(Editor’s note: Quick Canadian government lesson for the Americans in the audience) Because of the way the parliamentary system works, Wynne is currently premier-designate, but not premier-elect, because the previous Premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty, stepped down suddenly late last year and there has not been an election since. Wynne will serve as premier until the next provincial election is called, and if the Liberals again win a plurality of seats in the legislature she’ll continue to serve as premier.

Kathleen Wynne makes history

By Elizabeth Della Zazzera
Special to Canadian of the Week

Kathleen Wynne made history on Friday when she was elected leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario and became Ontario’s first female premier and the first openly gay premier in Canada. 

It is a remarkable time for women in Canadian provincial politics. Of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories, six now have women as premiers – including the four most populous provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. That means a majority of Canadians are living in provinces with women in the highest government office. In contrast, only five of the 50 U.S. states currently have women governors.

(Editor’s note: Quick Canadian government lesson for the Americans in the audience) Because of the way the parliamentary system works, Wynne is currently premier-designate, but not premier-elect, because the previous Premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty, stepped down suddenly late last year and there has not been an election since. Wynne will serve as premier until the next provincial election is called, and if the Liberals again win a plurality of seats in the legislature she’ll continue to serve as premier.

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