On Monday, September 23rd, 2013, Kathleen Wynne, 25th Premier of Ontario received the EVE Award (Toronto) at the Eighth Annual Women in Public Life Luncheon. The event was hosted by the Canadian Club of Toronto to pay tribute to the impact of women in politics.
Kathleen Wynne made history when she became Ontario’s 25th Premier and the first woman to hold this office. Wynne was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 representing the riding of Don Valley West. She became the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party in January, 2013 and was sworn in as Premier on February 11, 2013. She joins the ranks of five other women as they became the first woman to hold that position in their respective provinces and territories. Before being elected as the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, Kathleen served as Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Minister of Transportation and Minister of Education.
To watch Kathleen Wynne’s speech click here.
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