There's a good chance that Ontario Liberals will give the province of Ontario 'a first' this weekend.
Sandra Pupatello and Kathleen WynneAmong their six candidates, they have a Sikh candidate in Harinder Takhar, an openly gay woman in Kathleen Wynne, and another hetero-sexual woman in Sandra Pupatello.
First openly gay premier?
According to Xtra.ca, Kathleen Wynne was "the first out lesbian elected to Queen's Park" way back in 2003. In 2006, she became province's first lesbian cabinet minister and, after this weekend, could be the country's first ever lesbian premier.
Wynne comes into the convention with the second most committed delegates on the first ballot and as such, is positioned well to win the convention.
Is Ontario ready for a 'gay' premier?
Martin Regg Cohn from the Toronto Star says that's a 'dumb' question.
"It’s the wrong question — as dumb as asking whether America was ready for a black president," he wrote.
"It wasn’t ready for any black president. Just Barack Obama."
First female premier?
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