Friday, June 7th 2019 | 7:00pm
Kathleen Wynne will share her perspective on what happened in the election in June 2018 and the actions of the Ontario government since then. As former Premier, she has a personal and a political take on the forces that are influencing government policies and decisions. She believes that we are in a period of tumultuous public discourse here in Ontario but that we are not alone. Many of the same forces are at play in the United States, in Europe and beyond. What is most important, she feels, is that people who care about our democracy, our institutions and the well-being of our communities come together to make sense of our political landscape. Kathleen believes that this discussion is not a partisan one but one based in a shared vision that government can be a force for good in people's lives. She will talk about why that discussion is more important now than it has been for a generation.
Kathleen Wynne served as Ontario's 25th Premier from 2013 until 2018. She was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 as the MPP for Don Valley West, and became the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party in January, 2013. Kathleen has dedicated her professional life to building a better province for the people of Ontario. She and her government were guided by the values and principles that knit this province together: fairness, diversity, collaboration and creativity. Kathleen has served as Ontario's Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Minister of Transportation, Minister of Education and Minister of Agriculture and Food.
Before 2003 Kathleen served as a Public School Trustee in Toronto and led citizens' groups in a number of grassroots community projects. Kathleen has three adult children, Chris, Jessie and Maggie, and three grandchildren, Olivia, Claire and Hugh. She and her partner Jane have lived in North Toronto for more than 25 years.