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The Right Hon. A. Kim Campbell, P.C., Q.C., C.C.

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1947-03-10

Place of Birth:  Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada

Profession | Occupation:  lecturer, ambassador, lawyer

Notes: Of Scottish origin.
First woman Prime Minister of Canada.

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 1,799 days (4 years, 11 months, 3 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Vancouver Centre Progressive Conservative Party 1988-11-21 Elected
Vancouver Centre Progressive Conservative Party 1993-10-25 Defeated

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Progressive Conservative Party 1988-11-21 - 1993-10-24

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Prime Minister of Canada
Portfolio Term
Prime Minister
First woman Prime Minister of Canada.
1993-06-25 - 1993-11-03
Minister
Portfolio Term
Minister responsible for Federal-Provincial Relations 1993-06-25 - 1993-11-03
Minister of Veterans Affairs
First woman appointed Minister of Veterans Affairs.
1993-01-04 - 1993-06-24
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
First woman appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
1990-02-23 - 1993-01-03
Minister of National Defence
First woman appointed Minister of National Defence.
1993-01-04 - 1993-06-24
Minister of State / Secretary of State
Portfolio Term
Minister of State (Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Campbell was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1989-132 of January 30, 1989, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. She was given the title "Minister of State (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)". Source: Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation.
1989-01-30 - 1990-02-22
Regional Minister
Region Term
British Columbia 1990 - 1993-06
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on Procedure and Organization Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Committees - Cabinet
Committee Role Term
Justice and Legal Affairs Chair 1990-03-20 - 1991-04-20
Legislation and House Planning Vice-Chair 1990-03-20 - 1993-01-03
Special Committee of Council, Privatization & Regulatory Affairs Vice-Chair 1990-03-20 - 1993-01-03
Foreign and Defence Policy Vice-Chair 1993-01-04 - 1993-06-24
Priorities and Planning Member 1990-03-20 - 1993-06-24
Expenditure Review Member 1990-03-20 - 1993-01-03
Cultural Affairs and National Identity Member 1990-03-20 - 1991-04-20
Federal-Provincial Relations Member 1990-03-20 - 1991-04-20
Security and Intelligence Member 1990-03-20 - 1993-06-24
Security and Intelligence Member 1991-04-21 - 1993-06-24
Human Resources, Income Support and Health Member 1989-01-30 - 1990-03-19
Special Committee of Council Member 1989-01-30 - 1990-03-19
Canadian Unity and Constitutional Negotiations Member 1991-04-21 - 1993-01-03
Human Resources, Social and Legal Affairs Member 1991-04-21 - 1993-01-03
Operations Member 1993-01-04 - 1993-06-24
Political Party Roles
Political Party Role Term
Progressive Conservative Party Party Leader 1993-06-13 - 1993-12-13

Provincial / Territorial Political Experience

Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political Affiliation Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Social Credit Party British Columbia 1986-10-22 - 1988-10-27
Provincial / Territorial Constituency
Constituencies Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Vancouver - Point Grey Legislative Assembly of British Columbia 1986-10-22 - 1988-10-27
Provincial / Territorial Assembly
Assembly Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia British Columbia 1986-10-22 - 1988-10-27

Municipal Political Experience

Municipality Local Government Function Mandate
Vancouver's School Board School Board Trustee 1980 - 1984
Vancouver's School Board School Board Chair 1983 - 1983
Vancouver's School Board School Board Vice-Chair 1984 - 1984

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Financing development in the '90s: the policy challenge. In: Proceedings of Asian Development: a global partner … ship proceedings / prepared by Richard Banner ... [et al.] Asian Development Business Seminar (April 21-23, 1991: Vancouver, B.C.). Vancouver: ADBS Society; p. 5-8. [1991]

The Young Offenders Act. C.A.P. - Canadian Association of Principals Journal. 3 (1):29 Mar. 1993

Sentencing reform in Canada. Canadian Journal of Criminology. 32 no 3:387-95 July 1990

Canada and the Commonwealth in the post-Cold-War era. Commonwealth Currents. 2:12-13 1996

Federalism and international relations: the Canadian experience. In: Proceedings of the annual meeting ...The American Society of International Law (ASIL). Washington D.C.: ASIL; p. 125-31. 1991

Time and chance: the political memoirs of Canada's first woman prime minister. Toronto: Doubleday Canada; McClelland-Bantam, Inc; x, 434 p. 1996

Time and chance: the political memoirs of Canada's first woman prime minister. Toronto: Seal Books; xiii, 443 p. 1997, c1996

Kim Campbell: bibliography = Kim Campbell : bibliographie. Ottawa: [Library of Parliament, Information and Documentation Branch = Bibliothèque du Parlement, Direction de l'information et de la documentation]; 25 p. 1996

The politics of justice: justice policy and democratic principles. Policy Options = Options politiques. 20 (10):33-5 Dec. 1999

The little blonde book of Kim Campbell: compiled and annotated by Mary Schendlinger. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press; 91 p. 1993

Helms-Burton: the Canadian view. Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. 20 (4):799-808 Summer 1997

L'article 15 de la Charte canadienne : création d'un système de justice qui réponde aux besoins de tous. In : Droits de la personne : l'émergence de droits nouveaux : aspects canadiens et européens… Institut canadien d'études juridiques supérieures. Journées strasbourgeoises (1992 : Strasbourg, France). Cowansville, Qc: Éditions Y. Blais; p. 611-18. 1993

Parliament's role in protecting the rights and freedoms of Canadians. In: Protecting rights and freedoms: essays on the Charter's place in Canada's political, legal, and intellectual life / Philip Bryden, Steven Davis, John Russell, editors. Toronto: University of Toronto Press; p. [23]-32. 1994

What's a nice country like us doing in a place like this?. Journal of Business Administration and Policy Analysis. 24/26:426ff 1996-1998

Détermination de la peine, affaires correctionnelles et mise en liberté sous condition : points communs. Revue international et criminologie et police technique. 45 (3):287-96 juil./sept. 1992

Sayings of Chairman Kim: Avril Phaedra Campbell in her own words. Montréal: Robert Davies Publishing; 111 p. 1993

Additional Information

Biographical Information

  • Marriage (1972 - 1983)
    Nathan Divinsky
    Birth: 1925
  • Marriage (1986 - 1993)
    Howard Eddy
    Birth: 1937

Heritage Information

Details of Interest

  • First woman PM of Canada
  • First native British Columbian PM of Canada
  • First former Canadian Prime Minister to be given a diplomatic post after leaving office

Other Information:

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 1,799 days (4 years, 11 months, 3 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Vancouver Centre Progressive Conservative Party 1988-11-21 Elected
Vancouver Centre Progressive Conservative Party 1993-10-25 Defeated

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Progressive Conservative Party 1988-11-21 - 1993-10-24

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Prime Minister of Canada
Portfolio Term
Prime Minister
First woman Prime Minister of Canada.
1993-06-25 - 1993-11-03
Minister
Portfolio Term
Minister responsible for Federal-Provincial Relations 1993-06-25 - 1993-11-03
Minister of Veterans Affairs
First woman appointed Minister of Veterans Affairs.
1993-01-04 - 1993-06-24
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
First woman appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
1990-02-23 - 1993-01-03
Minister of National Defence
First woman appointed Minister of National Defence.
1993-01-04 - 1993-06-24
Minister of State / Secretary of State
Portfolio Term
Minister of State (Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Campbell was assigned by Order in Council P.C. 1989-132 of January 30, 1989, a Minister of State, to assist the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. She was given the title "Minister of State (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)". Source: Guide to Canadian Ministries since Confederation.
1989-01-30 - 1990-02-22
Regional Minister
Region Term
British Columbia 1990 - 1993-06
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on Procedure and Organization Member 32nd Parliament, 2nd Session
(1983-12-07 - 1984-07-09)
Committees - Cabinet
Committee Role Term
Justice and Legal Affairs Chair 1990-03-20 - 1991-04-20
Legislation and House Planning Vice-Chair 1990-03-20 - 1993-01-03
Special Committee of Council, Privatization & Regulatory Affairs Vice-Chair 1990-03-20 - 1993-01-03
Foreign and Defence Policy Vice-Chair 1993-01-04 - 1993-06-24
Priorities and Planning Member 1990-03-20 - 1993-06-24
Expenditure Review Member 1990-03-20 - 1993-01-03
Cultural Affairs and National Identity Member 1990-03-20 - 1991-04-20
Federal-Provincial Relations Member 1990-03-20 - 1991-04-20
Security and Intelligence Member 1990-03-20 - 1993-06-24
Security and Intelligence Member 1991-04-21 - 1993-06-24
Human Resources, Income Support and Health Member 1989-01-30 - 1990-03-19
Special Committee of Council Member 1989-01-30 - 1990-03-19
Canadian Unity and Constitutional Negotiations Member 1991-04-21 - 1993-01-03
Human Resources, Social and Legal Affairs Member 1991-04-21 - 1993-01-03
Operations Member 1993-01-04 - 1993-06-24
Political Party Roles
Political Party Role Term
Progressive Conservative Party Party Leader 1993-06-13 - 1993-12-13

Provincial / Territorial Political Experience

Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political Affiliation Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Social Credit Party British Columbia 1986-10-22 - 1988-10-27
Provincial / Territorial Constituency
Constituencies Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Vancouver - Point Grey Legislative Assembly of British Columbia 1986-10-22 - 1988-10-27
Provincial / Territorial Assembly
Assembly Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia British Columbia 1986-10-22 - 1988-10-27

Municipal Political Experience

Municipality Local Government Function Mandate
Vancouver's School Board School Board Trustee 1980 - 1984
Vancouver's School Board School Board Chair 1983 - 1983
Vancouver's School Board School Board Vice-Chair 1984 - 1984

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Financing development in the '90s: the policy challenge. In: Proceedings of Asian Development: a global partner … ship proceedings / prepared by Richard Banner ... [et al.] Asian Development Business Seminar (April 21-23, 1991: Vancouver, B.C.). Vancouver: ADBS Society; p. 5-8. [1991]

The Young Offenders Act. C.A.P. - Canadian Association of Principals Journal. 3 (1):29 Mar. 1993

Sentencing reform in Canada. Canadian Journal of Criminology. 32 no 3:387-95 July 1990

Canada and the Commonwealth in the post-Cold-War era. Commonwealth Currents. 2:12-13 1996

Federalism and international relations: the Canadian experience. In: Proceedings of the annual meeting ...The American Society of International Law (ASIL). Washington D.C.: ASIL; p. 125-31. 1991

Time and chance: the political memoirs of Canada's first woman prime minister. Toronto: Doubleday Canada; McClelland-Bantam, Inc; x, 434 p. 1996

Time and chance: the political memoirs of Canada's first woman prime minister. Toronto: Seal Books; xiii, 443 p. 1997, c1996

Kim Campbell: bibliography = Kim Campbell : bibliographie. Ottawa: [Library of Parliament, Information and Documentation Branch = Bibliothèque du Parlement, Direction de l'information et de la documentation]; 25 p. 1996

The politics of justice: justice policy and democratic principles. Policy Options = Options politiques. 20 (10):33-5 Dec. 1999

The little blonde book of Kim Campbell: compiled and annotated by Mary Schendlinger. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press; 91 p. 1993

Helms-Burton: the Canadian view. Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. 20 (4):799-808 Summer 1997

L'article 15 de la Charte canadienne : création d'un système de justice qui réponde aux besoins de tous. In : Droits de la personne : l'émergence de droits nouveaux : aspects canadiens et européens… Institut canadien d'études juridiques supérieures. Journées strasbourgeoises (1992 : Strasbourg, France). Cowansville, Qc: Éditions Y. Blais; p. 611-18. 1993

Parliament's role in protecting the rights and freedoms of Canadians. In: Protecting rights and freedoms: essays on the Charter's place in Canada's political, legal, and intellectual life / Philip Bryden, Steven Davis, John Russell, editors. Toronto: University of Toronto Press; p. [23]-32. 1994

What's a nice country like us doing in a place like this?. Journal of Business Administration and Policy Analysis. 24/26:426ff 1996-1998

Détermination de la peine, affaires correctionnelles et mise en liberté sous condition : points communs. Revue international et criminologie et police technique. 45 (3):287-96 juil./sept. 1992

Sayings of Chairman Kim: Avril Phaedra Campbell in her own words. Montréal: Robert Davies Publishing; 111 p. 1993

Additional Information

Biographical Information

  • Marriage (1972 - 1983)
    Nathan Divinsky
    Birth: 1925
  • Marriage (1986 - 1993)
    Howard Eddy
    Birth: 1937

Heritage Information

Details of Interest

  • First woman PM of Canada
  • First native British Columbian PM of Canada
  • First former Canadian Prime Minister to be given a diplomatic post after leaving office

Other Information: