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

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

Keenan Aylwin

Barrie City Councillor (ON)
Ward 2
2018 - Present

Nadia Bello

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

Sheri Benson

NDP MP (SK)
Saskatoon West
2015 - Present

Joanne Bernard

Cabinet Minister (NS)
2013 - 2017

Liberal MLA (NS)
Dartmouth North
2013 - 2017

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

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

NDP MLA (AB)
Calgary Hawkwood
2015 - 2019

Estefania Cortes-Vargas

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

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

Territory Cabinet Minister (YT)
2000 - 2002

Liberal MLA (YT)
Riverdale North
2000 - 2002

Mable Elmore

NDP MP (BC)
Vancouver - Kensington
2009 - Present

Lyra Evans

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

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

NDP MPP (ON)
York South - Weston
2007

Brian Fralic

Region of Queens Councillor (NS)
2012 - Present

Cam Galindo

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

Randall Garrison

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

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

Phil Gillies

Cabinet Minister (ON)
1985

Progressive Conservative MPP (ON)
Brant
1981 - 1987

Julie Green

MLA (NWT)
Yellowknife Centre
2015 - Present

Paul Harris

Red Deer City Councillor (AB)
2010 - 2017

Darren Hill

Saskatoon City Councillor (SK)
Ward 1
2012 - Present

Jennifer Howard

Cabinet Minister (MB)
2009 - 2014

NDP MLA (MB)
Fort Rouge
2007 - 2016

Janis Irwin

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

Aidan Johnson

Hamilton City Councillor (ON)
Ward 1
2014 - 2018

Douglas Judson

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

Terence Kernaghan

NDP MPP (ON)
London North Centre
2018 - Present

Laurier Lapierre

Senator of Canada (Liberal)
2001 - 2004

Julie Lemieux

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

Trevor Loke

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

Agnes Maltais

Cabinet Minister (QC)
1998 - 2001

Parti Québecois MNA (QC)
Taschereau
1998 - Present

Paul Marai

HCDSB Trustee (ON)
Oakville
2010 - 2018

Jenn McGinn

NDP MLA (BC)
Vancouver - Fairview
2008 - 2009

Catherine McKenney

Ottawa City Councillor (ON)
Somerset Ward
2014 - Present

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

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

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

Durham DSB Trustee (ON)
2018 - Present

Keith Norton

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

Rob Oliphant

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

Hon. Seamus O'Regan

Federal Cabinet Minister
2017 - Present

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

Michael Phair

Edmonton City Councillor (AB)
1992 - 2007

Sarah Potts-Halpin

Victoria City Councillor (BC)
Together Victoria
2018 - Present

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

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

NDP MP (BC)
Burnaby - Douglas
1997 - 2004

Burnaby - Kingsway
1988 - 1997

Burnaby
1979 - 1988

Gerry Rogers

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

Leader of the NLNDP
2018 - Present

Jim Rondeau

Cabinet Minister (MB)
2004 - 2013

NDP MLA (MB)
Assiniboia
1999 - 2016

Nancy Ruth

Senator of Canada (Conservative)
2005 - Present

Craig Scott

NDP MP (ON)
Toronto - Danforth
2012 - 2015

Ian Scott

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

Bill Siksay

NDP MP (BC)
Burnaby - Douglas
2004 - 2011

Mario Silva

Liberal MP (ON)
Davenport
2004 - 2011

George Smitherman

Cabinet Minister (ON)
2003 - 2009

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

Krista Snow

Halifax Regional Councillor (NS)
District 2
2003 - 2008

Tim Stevenson

Vancouver City Councillor (BC)
Vision Vancouver
2002 - 2018

Lenore Swystun

Saskatoon City Councillor (SK)
Ward 1
1999 - 2003

Philip Toone

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

Sheila Ward

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

Chair
Toronto District School Board
2003 - 2007

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

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

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

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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