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Ontario Gets First Female and Openly Gay Premier

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Sunday Jan 27, 2013
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TORONTO -- Canada’s most populous province is getting its first female premier and the country’s first openly gay premier after the provincial Liberals chose a new leader.

Former education minister Kathleen Wynne won the party’s leadership race Saturday.

Wynne is making history as Canada’s first openly gay premier, a subject she confronted head-on in a speech Saturday morning. Wynne says Ontario is ready for a gay woman as premier and says she does not believe Ontarians hold prejudice in their hearts.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper congratulated Wynne, and thanked outgoing Premier Dalton McGuinty who is stepping down after nine years in office. He won a third term last year, but his party was reduced to a minority of the seats in the legislature and must rely on the opposition to pass legislation.

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  • Anonymous, 2013-01-27 23:13:40

    This is a huge story. Very disappointed that it took EDGE over 24 hours to report it. Then they just condensed the story as reported by the big news agencies. SHAME.


  • gdhamf, 2013-01-29 04:03:15

    I think Edge does a fair job of it, the short or condensed articles are informative and if more is needed I can find it. This is better than missing it alltogether.


  • Anonymous, 2013-01-29 10:32:36

    gdhamf, 2013-01-29 04:03:15I think Edge does a fair job of it, the short or condensed articles are informative and if more is needed I can find it. This is better than missing it alltogether. If thats the case, then we csn just google "glbt news". Theres no need for a special app.


  • Wayne M., 2013-01-29 17:44:30

    Sadly, she is taking over from a premier and administration that has been a disaster in office and will head a government that is very unpopular. Maybe that is why the Lieberal Party elected her - so when she is voted out of office, they can blame it on the fact she is a woman and a Lesbian, rather than the incompetence of Dalton McGuinty and nine years trying to be both conservative and progressive at the same time depending on the direction of the wind when he stuck his finger into the air.


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