She's In It To Wynne It
She's one of the people to beat going into this weekend's Liberal leadership convention and Don Valley West MPP Kathleen Wynne has been working hard to secure support for balloting, with hopes that people will start throwing support behind her as the voting day progresses tomorrow.
Wynne says the past few days leading up to the convention have been anything but relaxing for the former Education, Transportation and Municipal Affairs Minister. Even though she's considered a front runner, staff have been doing prep work for the weekend while she's been out speaking with delegates and party members.
And when the dust settles Ontario may have it's first woman premier, perhaps, first openly gay woman premier. But her sexual orientation being brought up during the campaign isn't frustrating for Wynne, who hopes she'll be elected because of her merits as opposed to anything else.
She's already recieved support by prominant Liberals, including MPP Glen Murray, who dropped out of the leadership race to back her.
While there are posters of Premier Dalton McGuinty all over her campaign office, Wynne says that doesn't mean she's going to be exactly like him if elected. She says they have different styles and she believes she has the skills needed to draw people back into the Liberal party.
She also realizes it means having to get opposition parties working together because of a minority government, but stresses that doesn't mean forming any type of coalition government.