Wynne Is Ontario's New Premier
Published: January 27, 2013 12:23 pm ET
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On Saturday, Kathleen Wynne was elected to lead the Ontario Liberal party and on Sunday as the Premier of Ontario she promised to transform the party and build a better province.
One of the front-runners to replace Dalton McGuinty since the campaign began, Wynne won the leadership on the third ballot of the Ontario Liberal Party's 2013 Leadership Convention at Maple Leaf Gardens.
In her plan for Rural Ontario, Wynne noted that her vision for the province included "a sustainable Ontario Horse Racing industry in keeping with the model proposed by the Horse Racing Transition Panel."
Wynne went so far as to pledge that she'd take on the role of Agriculture Minister if elected as Premier.
“Sometimes, we Ontario Liberals are accused of not taking rural, agricultural and small town issues seriously. I am going to change that,” said Wynne while campaigning. “To demonstrate my personal commitment to rural and small town Ontario and to make sure that a government I lead gets it right, as Leader and Premier I will appoint myself the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for at least one year.”
Wynne recently stated she would review the OLG modernization strategy if she is named as Ontario's next Premier.
“Once I get there, we need to pick up this conversation. I want communities to be able to make this decision in the way that they want to make it.”