June 2016

Premier Wynne - What We’re Building: Ontario’s Plan for Jobs and Growth

11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Château Laurier - 1 Rideau St., Ottawa

As our new federal government seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across Canada, countries around the world are stepping up their actions in the fight against climate change. With a highly-educated workforce, abundant natural resources, an established renewables sector and a diverse economy, Ontario has an opportunity to continue leading the transition to low-carbon prosperity at home and around the world.

Join Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne as she describes her four-part economic plan to build on Ontario’s strengths and deliver long-term economic growth and good jobs in Ottawa and across the province.‎


Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST
- Lunch will be served -

- For information about accessibility, please email whelan@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to whelan@economicclub.ca 48 hours in advance of event.

The Hon. Kathleen Wynne

Premier of Ontario

The Hon. Kathleen Wynne

Kathleen Wynne is Ontario’s 25th Premier.

She was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 as the MPP for Don Valley West. Wynne was re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2014. She became the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party in January 2013.

In addition to her role as Premier, Wynne currently serves as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. She has also served as Minister of Agriculture and Food. Some of her key achievements as Premier and Minister of Agriculture and Food include a new Youth Jobs Strategy, record investment in transit and transportation, a jobs plan to attract and keep businesses in Ontario, and a Local Food Act.

Prior to becoming Premier, Wynne served as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Minister of Transportation and Minister of Education. As the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, she finalized a new funding agreement with the federal government to improve access to affordable housing.

In her role as Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Wynne worked in partnership with First Nations communities to address issues such as mining development and First Nations land claims, and improving the quality of life for aboriginal peoples living off-reserve through affordable housing and recreation programs.

As Minister of Education, Wynne led the government’s efforts to reduce class sizes, implement full-day kindergarten and provide more opportunities for high school students to reach their full potential.

During her tenure as Minister of Transportation, she secured a new transit expansion plan for Toronto, including the Eglinton-Scarborough LRT. Wynne also oversaw Ontario’s largest highway investments, including the Highway 407 East Extension and the Windsor-Essex Parkway.

Before becoming an MPP, she served as a trustee with the Toronto District School Board. And prior to that, Wynne – who has lived with her partner, Jane, in North Toronto for more than 25 years – has led citizens’ groups in a number of grassroots community projects and played a major role as an organizer and facilitator.

Wynne has three adult children, Chris, Jessie and Maggie, and three grandchildren.

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