Culture At A Crossroads
Kathleen Wynne was Premier of Ontario from 2013-2018. The Don Valley West MPP was at one time a popular provincial leader, but prior to the most recent election her ratings hit an all-time low, and it led to what she predicted days before the election to be a loss to the Conservatives.
Wynne was the first openly gay Premier in Canada, and the first female Premier in Ontario. She will talk all about what it was like to blaze a trail for women and the LGBTQ community.
And, she will share all about her upbringing in the United Church, how this shaped her as a person, politician, and what she believes about Jesus. Plus, the whole reason she got into politics was public education, don't miss her take on the schools strikes and Doug Ford.
Welcome to the fourth episode of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes here or search for Culture At A Crossroads on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.
June 26, 1995 - Conservative Mike Harris elected as Premier of Ontario, his tax-cutting, small-government style first causes Wynne to consider public office
Sep. 18, 2006 - Wynne appointed Minister of Education
Feb. 11, 2013 - McGuity steps down, Wynne wins Liberal leadership, named Ontario Premier
June 1, 2014 - Wynne increases minimum wage to $11, plan tied to inflation
June 12, 2014 - Wynne defeats Hudak in 2014 election, stays on as Premier
Sep. 2015 - Wynne rolls out new sex ed curriculum for Ontario schools
June 7, 2018 - Wynne loses 2018 election to Ford, stays on as MPP
Dec. 9, 2019 - Wynne honoured with portrait at Queen's Park