Kathleen O'Day Wynne is a Canadian politician who served as the 25th premier of Ontario from February 11, 2013 to June 29, 2018. A member of the Ontario Liberal Party, Kathleen Wynne has served as the member of provincial parliament for the Toronto riding of Don Valley West since October 3, 2003. She is the first female premier of Ontario, and first openly gay premier in Canada. Wynne was first elected to public office as a trustee for the Toronto District School Board in 2000. She subsequently was elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2003. Under Premier Dalton McGuinty, she served in various cabinet posts, until resigning to run in the Liberal leadership race when McGuinty announced his resignation in 2012. Wynne replaced McGuinty as premier and leader of the Liberal Party upon her victory of the leadership, and subsequently led the party to a majority government victory in the 2014 Ontario provincial election.
|Born:||Kathleen O'Day Wynne, May 21, 1953, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Alma mater:||Queen's University, University of Toronto|
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About Kathleen Wynne
Canadian politician who became the 25th Premier of Ontario in 2013. She is the first premier in Canada to be openly gay as well as the first female premier of Ontario.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Queen's University and a Master of Arts degree in linguistics from the University of Toronto.
She previously served her country as its Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Aboriginal Affairs.
After being married to Phil Cowperthwaite from 1977 to 1990, she entered a domestic partnership with Jane Rounthwaite, who she married in 2005.
She succeeded Dalton McGuinty as the Premier of Ontario.
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