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Kim Campbell- a biography

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Abigail Ruby

on 1 March 2012

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Kim Campbell A project by Abigail Ruby Born as March 10 1947 in Port Alberni, BC under the name of Avril Phædra Douglas Campbell.
Early life What would you do if you were prime
minister for 132 days? When you hear Kim Campbell's name what do you think of? Most peoples’ the answer would be Canada’s first and only female prime minster. If they’re further questioned they would be unlikely to say anything else.
The purpose of this presentation is to educate you even more on the life of the right honourable Kim Campbell. I hope that by the end you’ll be more knowledgeable on her life before, after and during her months as prime minister.
How was her childhood? Parents were George Thomas Campbell and Phyllis Cook. Her Mother left her family when she was 12 years old. Upon her mother's departure she changed her name to Kim. At 10 years she was host and reporter on the CBC news show "Junior Television Club" Got interested in politics at a young age; was her school’s first female student body president at age 16. you you Why/ How did she become prime minister? In February of 1993, Brian Mulroony, the current prime minister, announced that he would retire from politics in late June of that year. She decided to enter the race to be his successor. She ended up defeating Jeean Charest and was appointed as PM on June 25th 1993. University education She received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees at University of British Columbia. Kim then later went on to receive a degree in Soviet Studies at the London school of economics. This was yet another school where she became the first female freshman president. Before this she had spent years studying Russian language and was practically fluent. She began lecturing at Universities such as:
University of British Columbia
Vancouver Community College She was also very involved in the Vancouver school board. She was a trustee and eventually became chair. Despite her current job as a lawyer, she decides to go back into politics. In 1986 she wins a seat in BC's provincial legislature. 2 years afterwards she wins a seat in the House of commons as a Member of the Progressive Conservative party. She represented the riding Vancouver Centre. Reason why she didn't win
Attack ads poking fun at jean chrétien's facial deforimities caused by Bell's palsy.
People found her to be very shrill and bossy
People didn't feel comfortable having a female leader
Limited experince in politics
Jean Chrétien was more experienced
People believed she was chosen because she was a lady and not a lady who was chosen. Fall of 1993 it was announced that there would be a federal election. The PC party hoped that they'd be a strong oppostion if not the winning party. That's when everything started to decline. They ended up being the party with the least seats in parliament. Their total amount was 2. Thay amassed a total of 2. Their breakoff parties, Reform and Bloc Quebecquois, had much better results. Reform won 52. Bloc Quebecois won 54. The liberal Party, lead by Jean Chétien won with 177 seats. Since her role in politics finished she became president off several feminist organisations. As well she was one of the host on a game show entitled "The Next Great Prime Minister".
Kim currently lives in Paris, France with her commonlaw husband, Hershey Felder. Kim's Coat of Arms The
End What influences pushed you to return to politics despite being edcated in law?


My interview questions: Group Group Member Member Member Member Member Member Member (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr copy paste branches if you need more.... What do you think was the biggest impact you made while in your 3 months as prime minister?
Do you beleive that your experience with student gouvernment in High school/university helped you ease into your later transition to politics?
Who would you consider your greatest influence?
Looking back on your 1993 election campaign, do you regret your offensive ads?
Would you like to return to your political career?
Of which of your many jobs/positions do you feel the most satisfied with?
Do you feel that as of now, you've made a positive or negative impact on Canada?
If you could go back in time and fix a mistake you've made throughout your career, what would it be and why?
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