Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell

Chatelaine magazine calls her “smart, gutsy and determined.”

Kim Campbell, P.C., Q.C., was Canada’s 19th Prime Minister and the first woman to lead the country. She also served as the Minister of the State for Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Justice Minister, Attorney General, and Minister of National Defence.

Trained as a lawyer and political scientist, she has taught and lectured on international politics and Soviet government. Her career also spans the practice of law, administration, diplomacy and elected office at three levels of government. She wrote about these experiences in her best-selling political memoir Time and Chance (1996).

Campbell was appointed Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles from 1996 to 2000, where she served the state of California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii and the Territory of Guam. She is a senior fellow of the Gorbachev Foundation of North America in Boston and chair of the Council of Women World Leaders, based at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

She received a B.A. and an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia, and was educated at the London School of Economics (doctoral studies, ABD).


Kim Campbell - Life After Politics

Former Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell discusses her career and how she leveraged her political...