Canada's first openly gay member of parliament has publicly congratulated Canada's first openly gay premier.
On Saturday evening, Kathleen Wynne earned the latter distinction when she won the leadership of the Ontario Liberal party.
Openly gay premierIan Capstick, president of MediaStyle and a regular on CBC News' Power and Politics, comments on the importance of Ontario's Kathleen Wynne as the country's first openly gay premier
In an op-ed column he penned for the Globe and Mail, former NDP MP Svend Robinson wrote about how we — as a society — have come a long way.
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"As I joined in the celebration of this milestone, watching the voting into the wee hours of the morning on the Internet at my home in Switzerland, I couldn’t help but think back to my own journey as the first openly gay MP in Canada.
[In 1988] there were no openly gay or lesbian provincial or federal elected representatives in Canada when I came out - indeed