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Kim Campbell

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Caitlin MacDonald

on 3 December 2013

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Kim Campbell
She was also the first woman elected leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Before she was in parliament she was a lawyer. Minister of justice and Attorney general in 1990-1993. She was the first woman Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. She was the first woman Minister of National Defense. Kim Campbell was also a university lecturer in political science before entering politics as a school board trustee in Vancouver, British Columbia. After her election defeat in 1993, Kim Campbell lectured at Harvard University. She served as Canadian Consul General in Los Angeles from 1996 to 2000 and has been active in the Council of Women World Leaders. She has been married twice and divorced twice.
Basic Facts
What did She do to become famous?
Her rise to prime minister all started when she ran for Vancouver School Board Trustee in 1980 - 1984. She later became the Vancouver school board chair in 1983. In 1983 she was approached by recruiters, Campbell ran a self-described campaign for the Social Credit party in the riding of Vancouver Centre (considered to be an NDP safe seat). She was defeated, but valued the educational experience. Every since then she has been involved in politics.
Is She a Good Citizen?
Yes, Kim Campbell was and is a good citizen! Campbell followed the laws of canada and she loved her country, she respects everyone in the country no matter what race, age, or ethnicity.
Many Firsts!
First female Student Council President at Prince of Wales Secondary School in Vancouver; this accomplishment won her press coverage in the Vancouver Sun.

First female Leader of the PC Party.

First female Prime Minister.

First Prime Minister born and raised in British Columbia.

First former Canadian Prime minister to serve Canada as a diplomat after leaving office.
Kim Campbell was born in British Columbia on March 10, 1947. She is currently 66 years old. Her birth name was Avril Phaedra Douglas Campbell. Her mother left the family when Kim was only 12 and she changed her name to Kim shortly after. Kim was a lecturer at the University of British Columbia (1975- 1978.) Kim also did lectures at Victoria Community College (1978- 1982.) British Columbia correspondent, and Morning side Radio show, 1985. In 1993 she became the first woman to be prime minister of Canada, she was also part of the conservative party. Kim Campbell was Prime Minister of Canada for only four months. She served in office from June 25, 1993- November 4, 1993.
-Attended St. Anne's Academy, Roman Catholic Boarding School, Victoria, 1959.

-She was the 19th Prime Minister

-she was only the Prime Minister for 4 months

-her birth sign is Pisces

-She was the only Prime Minister to have been born in British Columbia.

-She has received 9 Honorary Degrees within 20 years
"In all modesty, we must admit that governments are not always the best doctors when it comes to diagnosing economic ailments and prescribing the right treatment." ~Kim Campbell
First female Frosh President at UBC.
First female Justice Minister and Attorney General in Canada.
First female Minister of National Defence of Canada and of any NATO country.
First female Minister of Veterans Affairs.
Why Should we be proud of Kim's Accomplishments?
I think that we should be proud of Kim's accomplishments because she was the first woman to ever be prime minister. That is a an accomplishment because it proves that woman can be equal to men. She is also the first Canadian Prime Minister to have held office in all three levels of government: Municipal, Provincial and Federal. Kim Campbell was also included in the list of 50 most important political leaders in history in the National Geographic Almanac of World History.
In what Way Did Kim's Actions Influence or Benefit Others
Women were benefitted because while kim was the Prime Minister, She gave women courage and belief that they could shoot for the stars, many women were givin new found courage.
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