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Is Ontario ready for a gay premier?
Kathleen Wynne asked the question this morning. Ready or not, it seems likely she’s poised to become Ontario’s first female premier. Here’s how Twitter answered the question as the third round of voting got underway:
Maclean’s Magazine· Sat, Jan 26 2013 14:43:23
The Canadian Press
TORONTO – Ontario will make history with its first female premier.
Former cabinet ministers Sandra Pupatello and Kathleen Wynne are the only two candidates left in the race to choose Ontario’s next Liberal leader and replacement for Premier Dalton McGuinty.
Wynne came in second on the second ballot at the leadership convention in Toronto with 750 votes, but has since gained the support of third-place finisher Gerard Kennedy and Charles Sousa, who was fourth, after both dropped out of the race.
While Sousa and Kennedy have both endorsed Wynne, Kennedy has however freed his supporters to vote as they wish on the third ballot.
If Wynne gets all those delegates, it would put her over the top with more than 50 per cent of the vote.
@Kathleen_Wynne says "Let’s put something on the table. Is Ontario ready for a gay Premier?" #OLPldr http://pic.twitter.com/KzDXYItRCBC’s The House
#Breaking Kennedy moves to Wynne camp. Looks like Ontario will have first female and openly gay premier.Amar Sodhi
I think Ontario is getting it’s first gay woman premier whether it’s ready or not! #OLPldrJoanne Chianello
Confirmed: Ontario will have its first FEMALE and GAY Premier. 87% of Canadians now have female Premiers. #onpoli #olpldrChristopher
Add me to the list of people impressed that Wynne addressed the ‘gay premier’ question directly and said Ontario is fine with it.Scott Stinson
Proud of @Kathleen_Wynne standing up for equality & inclusion. Is Ontario ready for a gay Premier? YES! #OLPldr #ONpoli http://pic.twitter.com/IBRanzTnedward
Wynne has got this in the bag! First openly gay and female premier of Ont. Exciting stuff! #WynneNowSamantha Lem
"Is Ontario ready for a gay premier?..Let’s say what that actually means. Can a gay woman win?" -@Kathleen_Wynne All signs point to yes!Jordana Springgay
I am elated that a woman – not to mention a gay woman! – will be ontario’s next Premier!! God I love delegated conventions. #olpldrJamie Carroll
I’ve worked as a reporter in Ontario’s north (ThBay), small-towns (Orillia), blue-collar (Hamilton) & big (T.O & Ottawa): Gay premier? Sure.David Akin
‘Is Ontario ready for a gay premier?’ Kathleen Wynne is about to find out http://bit.ly/XDml1w #OLPldr #ONpoli #cdnpoliMaclean’s Magazine
@MacleansMag get over the gay discussion….Ontario is way passed that! Lets talk about poverty, economy and First Nation jurisdiction!Isadore Day
A million times yes. #equality @MacleansMag: ‘Is Ontario ready for a gay premier?’ Kathleen Wynne is about to find out http://bit.ly/XDml1wRebecca Ford
@MacleansMag I don’t who she sleeps with as long as she leads her party and the province sensibly.Helga Bitter
@ChiefDay @MacleansMag Yes!Nickie