Kathleen Wynne was sworn in as the first female premier of Ontario on Feb 11. She is also the first openly gay premier in Canada.
“It is not lost on me that I am the first woman to be sworn into this office and that I am doing so with the support of the woman I love,” Wynne said after officially taking office.
She takes the place of outgoing premier Dalton McGuinty, who announced his resignation on Oct 16, 2012. Wynne won the Ontario Liberal leadership at the party’s convention on Jan 26.
Below are video excerpts from the swearing in at Queen’s Park and a speech Wynne delivered after.
Following that is a video interview with Wynne’s son Chris Cowperthwaite, who is also gay.
Below that is footage from the night Wynne launched her campaign for the Ontario Liberal leadership.