Wynne came out as a lesbian when she was 37 years old. She married partner Jane Rounthwaite in 2005 after meeting her at Queen’s University 30 years prior. They met when Rounthwaite interviewed her for the job of floor proctor.

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Before being elected as an MPP for Don Valley West, she was a trustee for Ward 8 on the Toronto District School Board. She also worked as a conflict mediation professional.


When she first ran in Don Valley West in 2003, she was told that a gay woman could not win. She did anyway.


She defeated then-PC leader and now Toronto mayoral candidate John Tory in the riding of Don Valley West in 2007, making him the first party leader to lose a seat in 17 years.

Tory Loses Seat To Kathleen Wynne


Wynne is Canada’s first openly gay premier and Ontario’s first female premier.


Wynne is an avid runner. An Liberal ad from 2013 shows her pounding the pavement hard.


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