Kathleen Wynne - Premier of Ontario

Kathleen Wynne

We are working to build Ontario up

and create more opportunity

and security for everyone.

-Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario

About Premier Wynne

Kathleen Wynne is Ontario’s 25th Premier and the first woman to serve in the role. 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. Her extensive political career includes serving 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.

Premier Wynne 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. A former public school trustee, Premier Wynne has a long history of serving her community by participating in citizens’ groups and grassroots community projects.

Premier Wynne’s Plan to Build Ontario Up

Premier Wynne’s four-part plan to build Ontario up includes investing in people’s talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives and building a secure retirement savings plan.

Ontario Trade Missions

Premier Wynne will travel to California and China in the fall of 2015 to promote Ontario’s attractiveness as a trading partner and as a centre for investment.

From November 1 to 4, the Premier will visit San Francisco and Los Angeles, where she will promote Ontario’s strengths in information and communications technology, clean technology and the creative industries.

From November 5 to 14, the Premier will lead her second trade mission to China, including stops in Nanjing, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong to highlight Ontario’s expertise in the science, clean technology, construction, engineering and agricultural sectors. The Premier’s first trade mission to China, in the fall of 2014, secured investments valued at almost $1 billion.

In early 2016, Premier Wynne will lead a mission to India to promote Ontario’s expertise in sustainable development and foster opportunities for trade.

In the spring of 2016, the Premier will lead a business delegation to Israel to meet with Israeli business and government leaders to build on current joint research and development initiatives and to discuss new opportunities for collaboration and investment.

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