Elected Officials

At ProudPolitics, one of our objectives is to celebrate the achievements of LGBTIQ+ leaders so as to profile role models, inspire and eliminate barriers for participation in public service. We believe that openly LGBTIQ+ leaders can be the biggest champions of inclusion, and effective intrapreneurs and change-agents from across the political spectrum.

Canadians from across the country, from Vancouver, to Yellowknife, to Red Deer, to St. John's, have a rich history of electing LGBTIQ+ leaders to public office, at all orders of government. Some governed as out and proud LGBTIQ+ leaders, while others came out publicly after leaving office, and have since been champions of LGBTIQ+ causes. We would like to celebrate them all. Below is a list of Canada's past and present out-LGBTIQ+ elected officials and Senators (in alphabetical order, according to last name).

Do you know of past or present out and proud elected LGBTIQ+ officials in your community who are not celebrated on this page? Tell us about them or connect us with them by contacting us.

Jill Andrew

Jill Andrew

NDP MPP (ON)
Toronto - St. Paul's
2018 - Present

Uzoma Asagwara

Uzoma Asagwara

NDP MLA (MB)
Union Station
2019 - Present

Keenan Aylwin

Keenan Aylwin

Barrie City Councillor (ON)
Ward 2
2018 - Present

Nadia Bello

Nadia Bello

TDSB Trustee (ON)
Ward 22 - Scarborough East
2006 - 2010

Sheri Benson

Sheri Benson

NDP MP (SK)
Saskatoon West
2015 - Present

Joanne Bernard

Joanne Bernard

Cabinet Minister (NS)
2013 - 2017

Liberal MLA (NS)
Dartmouth North
2013 - 2017

Raymond Blain

Raymond Blain

Montreal City Councillor (QC)
Saint Jacques
1986 - 1992

André Boisclair

Leader of the Official Opposition (QC)
2006 - 2007

Parti Québecois MNA (QC)
Pointe-aux-Trembles
2006 - 2007

Randy Boissonnault

Randy Boissonnault

Liberal MP (AB)
Edmonton Centre
2015 - Present

Hon. Scott Brison

Federal Cabinet Minister
2004 - 2006, 2015 - Present

Liberal MP (NS)
Kings-Hants
2003 - Present

Spencer Chandra Herbert

NDP MLA (BC)
Vancouver - West End
2009 - Present

Michael Connolly

Michael Connolly

NDP MLA (AB)
Calgary Hawkwood
2015 - 2019

Estefania Cortes-Vargas

Estefania Cortes-Vargas

NDP MLA (AB)
Strathcona - Sherwood Park
2015 - 2019

Libby Davies

Libby Davies

NDP MP (BC)
Vancouver East
1997 - 2015

Eric Duncan

Warden of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties (ON)
2014 - 2018

Mayor of North Dundas (ON)
2010 - 2014

Dale Eftoda

Dale Eftoda

Territory Cabinet Minister (YT)
2000 - 2002

Liberal MLA (YT)
Riverdale North
2000 - 2002

Mable Elmore

Mable Elmore

NDP MP (BC)
Vancouver - Kensington
2009 - Present

Lyra Evans

Lyra Evans

Ottawa-Carleton DSB Trustee (ON)
Zone 9 (Rideau-Vanier / Capital)
2018 - Present

Stéphane Émard-Chabot

Stéphane Émard-Chabot

Ottawa City Councillor (ON)
Bruyère-Strathcona Ward
1994 - 2000

Mike Farnworth

Cabinet Minister (BC)
1997 - 2001, 2017-Present

NDP MLA (BC)
Port Coquitlam
1991 - Present

Paul Ferreira

Paul Ferreira

NDP MPP (ON)
York South - Weston
2007

Brian Fralic

Brian Fralic

Region of Queens Councillor (NS)
2012 - Present

Cam Galindo

Cam Galindo

Hamilton-Wentworth DSB Trustee (ON)
Wards 9 and 10
2018 - Present

Randall Garrison

Randall Garrison

NDP MP (BC)
Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke
2015 - Present

NDP MP (BC)
Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca
2011 - 2015

Phil Gillies

Phil Gillies

Cabinet Minister (ON)
1985

Progressive Conservative MPP (ON)
Brant
1981 - 1987

Julie Green

Julie Green

MLA (NWT)
Yellowknife Centre
2015 - Present

Paul Harris

Paul Harris

Red Deer City Councillor (AB)
2010 - 2017

Darren Hill

Darren Hill

Saskatoon City Councillor (SK)
Ward 1
2012 - Present

Jennifer Howard

Jennifer Howard

Cabinet Minister (MB)
2009 - 2014

NDP MLA (MB)
Fort Rouge
2007 - 2016

Janis Irwin

Janis Irwin

NDP MLA (AB)
Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood
2019 - Present

Aidan Johnson

Aidan Johnson

Hamilton City Councillor (ON)
Ward 1
2014 - 2018

Douglas Judson

Douglas Judson

Councillor, Town of Fort Frances (ON)
2018 - Present

Terence Kernaghan

Terence Kernaghan

NDP MPP (ON)
London North Centre
2018 - Present

Laurier Lapierre

Laurier Lapierre

Senator of Canada (Liberal)
2001 - 2004

Julie Lemieux

Julie Lemieux

Très-Saint-Redempteur Mayor (QC)
2017 - Present

Trevor Loke

Trevor Loke

Commissioner, Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation (BC)
Vision Vancouver
2011 - 2014

Agnes Maltais

Agnes Maltais

Cabinet Minister (QC)
1998 - 2001

Parti Québecois MNA (QC)
Taschereau
1998 - Present

Paul Marai

Paul Marai

HCDSB Trustee (ON)
Oakville
2010 - 2018

Jenn McGinn

Jenn McGinn

NDP MLA (BC)
Vancouver - Fairview
2008 - 2009

Catherine McKenney

Catherine McKenney

Ottawa City Councillor (ON)
Somerset Ward
2014 - Present

Hon. Wade MacLaughlan

Hon. Wade MacLaughlan

Premier (PEI)
2015 - Present

Liberal MLA (PEI)
York - Oyster Bed
2015 - Present

Réal Ménard

Borough Mayor, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (QC)
Vision Montreal City Councillor
2010 - Present

Ricardo Miranda

Ricardo Miranda

Cabinet Minister (AB)
2016 - 2019

NDP MLA (AB)
Calgary Cross
2015 - 2019

Chris Moise

TDSB Trustee (ON)
Ward 10, Toronto Centre & University-Rosedale
2018 - Present

Dr. Dany Morin

Dr. Dany Morin

NDP MP (QC)
Chicoutimi - Le Fjord
2011 - 2015

Alex Munter

Ottawa City Councillor (ON)
Kanata Ward
2001 - 2003

Glen Murray

Cabinet Minister (ON)
2010 - 2017

Liberal MPP (ON)
Toronto Centre - Rosedale
2010 - 2017

Ashley Noble

Ashley Noble

Durham DSB Trustee (ON)
2018 - Present

Keith Norton

Chief Commissioner (ON)
Ontario Human Rights Commission
1996 - 2005

Rob Oliphant

Rob Oliphant

Liberal MP (ON)
Don Valley West
2008 - 2011, 2015 - Present

Hon. Seamus O'Regan

Hon. Seamus O'Regan

Federal Cabinet Minister
2017 - Present

Liberal MP (NL)
St. John's South—Mount Pearl
2015 - Present

Michael Phair

Michael Phair

Edmonton City Councillor (AB)
1992 - 2007

Sarah Potts-Halpin

Sarah Potts-Halpin

Victoria City Councillor (BC)
Together Victoria
2018 - Present

Kyle Rae

Kyle Rae

Toronto City Councillor (ON)
Ward 27, Toronto Centre - Rosedale
1997 - 2010

Toronto City Councillor (ON)
Ward 6, Downtown East
1991 - 1997

Matthew Reid

Matthew Reid

TVDSB Trustee (ON)
Wards 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
2013 - 2018

Maurice Richard

Mayor of Bécancour (QC)
1976 - 1985, 1995 - 2013

Liberal MNA (QC)
Nicolet-Yamaska
1989 - 1994

Svend Robinson

Svend Robinson

NDP MP (BC)
Burnaby - Douglas
1997 - 2004

Burnaby - Kingsway
1988 - 1997

Burnaby
1979 - 1988

Gerry Rogers

Gerry Rogers

NDP MLA (NL)
St. John's Centre
2011 - Present

Leader of the NLNDP
2018 - Present

Jim Rondeau

Jim Rondeau

Cabinet Minister (MB)
2004 - 2013

NDP MLA (MB)
Assiniboia
1999 - 2016

Nancy Ruth

Nancy Ruth

Senator of Canada (Conservative)
2005 - Present

Craig Scott

Craig Scott

NDP MP (ON)
Toronto - Danforth
2012 - 2015

Ian Scott

Ian Scott

Liberal MPP (ON)
St. George - St. David
1987 - 1992

Bill Siksay

Bill Siksay

NDP MP (BC)
Burnaby - Douglas
2004 - 2011

Mario Silva

Mario Silva

Liberal MP (ON)
Davenport
2004 - 2011

George Smitherman

George Smitherman

Cabinet Minister (ON)
2003 - 2009

Liberal MPP (ON)
Toronto Centre - Rosedale
1999 - 2010

Krista Snow

Krista Snow

Halifax Regional Councillor (NS)
District 2
2003 - 2008

Tim Stevenson

Vancouver City Councillor (BC)
Vision Vancouver
2002 - 2018

Lenore Swystun

Lenore Swystun

Saskatoon City Councillor (SK)
Ward 1
1999 - 2003

Philip Toone

Philip Toone

NDP MP (QC)
Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
2011 - 2015

Sheila Ward

Sheila Ward

TDSB Trustee (ON)
Ward 14, Toronto Centre - Rosedale
1997 - 2016

Chair
Toronto District School Board
2003 - 2007

Jim Watson

Jim Watson

Mayor of Ottawa (ON)
2010 - Present, 1997-2000

Ontario Cabinet Minister
2003 - 2010 

Liberal MPP (ON)
Ottawa West - Nepean
2003 - 2010

Ottawa City Councillor (ON)
1991 - 1997

Kristyn Wong-Tam

Kristyn Wong-Tam

Toronto City Councillor (ON)
Ward 13, Toronto Centre
2018-Present

Toronto City Councillor (ON)
Ward 27, Toronto Centre - Rosedale
2010 - 2018

Ellen Woodsworth

Ellen Woodsworth

Vancouver City Councillor (BC)
2002 - 2008

Hon. Kathleen Wynne

Liberal MPP (ON)
Don Valley West
2003 - Present

Premier of Ontario
2013 - 2018

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