[23], From June 2005 to November 2005 she served as a member of the Select Committee on Electoral Reform, which recommended "that the referendum be binding upon a vote of 50% + 1, and the support of 50% + 1 in at least two-thirds (i.e., 71) of the ridings or any other formula that ensures the result has support from Northern, rural, and urban areas of the Province", although the cabinet subsequently decided on 100. [3], Wynne was born in Toronto,[4] to Dr. John B. Wynne[5] and Patsy O'Day. Wynne’s other children are Christopher, 33, and Maggie, 29. [75][76], On January 30, 2014, Wynne announced her government increased the minimum wage from $10.25 to $11 after four years of freeze on the rate and introduced legislation to ensure future increases to the minimum wage to keep up with the CPI (Consumer Price Index). [34] Pupatello was also believed to have the most support among ex officio delegates, which are MPPS, MPs (members of parliament), defeated candidates and other Liberal insiders, and was expected to increase her lead over Wynne on the first ballot at the convention. Kathleen O'Day Wynne (born May 21, 1953) is a Canadian politician who served as the 25th Premier of Ontario and Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party from 2013 to 2018. Kathleen Wynne Is A Member Of . We're sorry but Ontario Newsroom doesn't work properly without JavaScript enabled. She went on to say that "I don't believe the people of Ontario judge their leaders on the basis of race, colour or sexual orientation – I don't believe they hold that prejudice in their hearts. [26], In the 2007 provincial election, Wynne was challenged by the PC leader John Tory. The cartoon received near universal condemnation for projecting the image that abusing women was somehow accepted in society. She subsequently was elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2003. Discover the real story, facts, and details of Kathleen Wynne. [58] In July 2015, Wynne, MacLeod and Hudak reached an agreement whereby the lawsuit was dropped. [123] On June 29, 2018, Wynne formally resigned as premier. [11], Wynne served as president of the Toronto Institute of Human Relations. In 2017, the rules were changed so that electric vehicles with price tags of between $75,000 to $150,000 were made eligible for rebates of up to $14,000. St. Joseph Communications uses cookies for personalization, to customize its online advertisements, and for other purposes. [100], In March 2017 the Angus Reid Institute reported that her job approval rating had fallen to 12 per cent, the lowest ever recorded. Member of Provincial Parliament, Don Valley West Ex-politician’s husband remembered as loving father who battled with depression Premier Kathleen Wynne and Dalton McGuinty attend memorial by Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press. [22] The Liberals won the election, and Wynne was appointed parliamentary assistant to Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Mary Anne Chambers, in October 2003. She is the first female premier of Ontario, and first openly gay premier in Canada. Spoke with Kathleen Wynne and offered my congratulations. [39] Eric Hoskins received the fewest votes of the six candidates and was therefore eliminated. She is the first female premier of Ontario, and first openly gay premier in Canada. The Liberals are the most corrupt government in Canada. They said in a joint statement, "Politics is not for the thin-skinned. Wynne also planned to increase the minimum wage to $15 the following year. Smitherman, who was first elected to the provincial legislature in 1999, served as deputy premier, health minister and energy and infrastructure minister before stepping down in 2010 to run for Toronto mayor. [121], On June 2, five days before the election, Wynne conceded that the Liberals would not win a fifth term, but she urged voters to vote for Liberal candidates in the election to ensure a PC or NDP minority. [25] On January 18, 2010, she was moved to minister of transportation and in 2011 she was appointed minister of municipal affairs and housing and minister of aboriginal affairs. This tactic was similar to what the federal Liberals were successful at doing during the 2004 federal election, where the party pushed hard for strategic voting to stop the federal Conservatives, led by Stephen Harper. The election was called for Thursday, June 12, 2014, resulting in a longer campaign than in the past. 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[83] The Conference Board of Canada also found that Ontario's economy had the second strongest growth rate of all provinces in 2015 behind British Columbia (BC), and was projected to be in the top 3 for 2016 among BC and Manitoba.[84]. Kathleen Wynne, under the advice of Ed Clark, partially privatized Hydro One and reformed the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's Liquor Licence Act to allow the sale of six-packs of beer in Ontario grocery stores, the latter of which was the result of a Toronto Star exclusive on the anti-competitive practices made by the privately owned Beer Store. Kathleen Wynne Your MPP in Don Valley West. “We are his legacy project. She sounded sincere. called the budget a lavish expenditure in order to gain support from the New Democratic Party (NDP) for the budget. Peloso was a devoted stay-at-home dad to their adopted son and daughter and adored his adult biological daughter from a previous relationship, Smitherman said. One pollster, Ipsos Reid, still projected on the final day of the campaign that the PCs were ahead among likely voters, and that the NDP and Liberals were tied at around 30%. Dec 4 - Kathleen Wynne joins Jerry Agar. Nevertheless, the election resulted in a PC majority government with the NDP as official opposition. Quotes []. With the support of both Kennedy and Sousa, her win was all but guaranteed on the third ballot. [118] PC leader Doug Ford called the budget a "spending spree". Dec 4 - Kathleen Wynne joins Jerry Agar. [55], On March 24, 2014, Wynne introduced a piece of legislation called the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, which implemented a wide range of new measures designed to increase government accountability and transparency. [77] Wynne also announced a partnership with Cisco Canada that would create 1,700 new jobs. [31] She had the most supporters running to be delegates at the convention, with 1,533, and was the only candidate to have supporters in place in all 107 of the province's ridings. [82], By the end of 2015, the unemployment rate in Ontario had become lower than the national average. 67 Year Old Politician #9. Gemini Politician #33. In 1996, she helped found Citizens for Local Democracy, which opposed the amalgamation of Metropolitan Toronto undertaken by the Progressive Conservative (PC) government of Premier Mike Harris. Wynne was first elected to public office as a trustee for the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in 2000. [42], After being sworn in as premier, Wynne quickly became embroiled in the Ontario power plant scandal, which had developed under the administration of her predecessor, Premier Dalton McGuinty. When the Wildrose party expressed "regret" over his comments, one of his constituents made a homophobic comment on Fildebrandt's Facebook page, which he responded to by saying that he was "proud of constituents like you". According to an online leak, a majority of the members of the editorial board were prepared to endorse the Liberals, but were overruled by upper management. [29][30] Wynne was seen as having the strongest on-the-ground organization among the seven candidates, and along with former MPP Sandra Pupatello, and was one of the front runners. [93] On July 2, Wynne re-convened the Ontario Legislature to pass the budget that had been introduced, but not voted on, prior to the writs being dropped for the election. View the profiles of people named Kathleen Wynne. [124], On October 20, 2020, Wynne announced that she will not be a candidate in the 43rd Ontario general election scheduled for 2022. External Links. Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell appointed Doug Ford as her successor. TORONTO -- Liberal Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s first female and openly gay premier, will not seek re-election in October 2022. [43][44] Opposition parties accused Wynne of having a role in the McGuinty government's costly decision to cancel the construction of gas plants in Mississauga and North-East Oakville in 2011, when she was co-chair of the Liberal campaign. [119] Towards the end of the election, Wynne pledged to recall the legislature in order to legislate striking graduate students at York University back to work,[120] which NDP leader Andrea Horwath stated was a violation of the students' constitutional rights. The son of premier-designate Kathleen Wynne didn’t find coming out as a gay man as easy as some might think it would be. The owners are free to increase prices and to sell up to 60% of the government's total shares. [86] In it, the Liberals projected a $12.5 billion deficit for the 2014-15 fiscal year, with an attempt to eliminate the deficit by 2017–18. As much as Kathleen Wynne desperately tries to change the channel, this election campaign she is going to have to defend a 15 year Liberal record of scandal, waste, and mismanagement. [62], On March 21, 2013, Wynne introduced her government's first budget with measures that included a $295 million investment into a youth jobs strategy to help tackle high youth unemployment rate, reducing auto insurance rates by 15 per cent to save motorists $225 a year, $260 million investment to boost home care health services for 46,000 seniors, $45 million investment into an Ontario Music Fund to help Ontario musicians, a $200 per month earnings exemption for those on Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program, $5 million into First Nations education, elimination of the employers health tax exemption for large companies, postponed tax cuts for big businesses, extended the capital cost allowance for machinery and equipment, increased the Ontario Child Benefit from $1,100 to $1,310 per year to support low-income families and other economic measures. First Name Kathleen #9. 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