Toronto’s 50 Most Influential: #3, Kathleen Wynne
Our annual ranking of the people whose smarts, connections and clout are changing the city as we know it
3 It’s been a rocky year for the premier. Fallout from the gas plant fiasco had barely receded when an alleged bribery scandal emerged, threatening to suck her back into the muck. But none of that distracted Wynne from her big, bold agenda, which she staunchly defended in the face of formidable opposition, including picketing parents, livid over her sex-ed curriculum; picketing Ontario teachers, livid over her “net zero” bargaining stance; and fiscal conservatives, livid over her determination to create a provincial pension plan. The latter will be a lot easier to achieve under Trudeau.
More controversy awaits as Wynne proceeds with her plan to privatize a major chunk of Hydro One.