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The Honourable
Kathleen Wynne
MPP
25th Premier of Ontario
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 11, 2013
Monarch Elizabeth II
Lieutenant Governor David Onley
Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Preceded by Dalton McGuinty
Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 26, 2013
Preceded by Dalton McGuinty
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Don Valley West
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 2, 2003
Preceded by David Turnbull
Personal details
Born Kathleen O’Day Wynne
(1953-05-21) May 21, 1953 (age 63)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Phil Cowperthwaite
(m.1977–91, div.)
Jane Rounthwaite
(m.2005–present)
Children 3
Alma mater Queen’s University
University of Toronto
Religion United Church of Canada

My plan is to govern as long as I can.
In every election homophobia has been part of the landscape and in every campaign I've been able to become connected enough to my constituents that they know who I am and that I can be elected on my merits.
Kathleen Wynne
I think there's not much patience for organized labour, period, public or private sector.
Kathleen Wynne
Social justice is what drives me; it's why I'm here.
I came to politics later in life so I bring a different life experience to it.
Kathleen Wynne
I do not believe that the people of Ontario judge their leaders on the basis of race, sexual orientation, colour or religion. I don't believe they hold that prejudice in their hearts.
Kathleen Wynne
In the same way we have a long-term plan for building roads, we have to have a long term plan to build transit.
Kathleen Wynne
One of the really positive things about minority government is that there is the necessity to broker policy positions. What happens is you get a hybrid of what a single party might do. And I don't think that is a bad thing.
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I've been driving since I was 19 years old.
There is a temptation in politics to look for simplistic slogans and to play the game in a way that looks like you're a savvy politician.
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Ontarians don't want to believe that they are small people. They want to believe that they're open and that they're inclusive – and I believe that they are.
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People need to see where their dollars are going and what infrastructure is being built.
Kathleen Wynne
I'm committed to working with teachers.
I have no intention of disowning my record as a member of the McGuinty government.
Kathleen Wynne