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Kathleen Wynne

MPP
Hon Kathleen Wynne MPP Premier of Ontario.jpg
25th Premier of Ontario
In office
February 11, 2013 – June 29, 2018
Monarch Elizabeth II
Lieutenant Governor David Onley
Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Preceded by Dalton McGuinty
Succeeded by Doug Ford
Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party
In office
January 26, 2013 – June 7, 2018
Preceded by Dalton McGuinty
Succeeded by John Fraser (interim)
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Don Valley West
Assumed office
October 2, 2003
Preceded by David Turnbull
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Personal details
Born
Kathleen O'Day Wynne

May 21, 1953 (1953-05-21) (age 67)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s)
Phil Cowperthwaite
(m. 1977; div. 1991)

Jane Rounthwaite (m. 2005)
Children 3
Alma mater

Kathleen O'Day Wynne (born May 21, 1953) is a Canadian politician. She was the 25th Premier of Ontario and the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party from 2013 to 2018. Wynne was the first female premier of Ontario and the first openly LGBT premier in Canada. She has been the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Don Valley West since 2003.

2018 provincial election

Wynne and the Liberals began their 2018 provincial election campaign on May 9, 2018. They were doing very badly in the opinion polls against the Progressive Conservatives. Their leader was former Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford. An analysis of several polls by the CBC showed that the Progressive Conservatives had the most support out of all the parties.

On the day of the election, the Progressive Conservatives won a majority government and the NDP became the Official Opposition. The Liberals won only seven seats in the Legislature. This was their worst result since Confederation.


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