Kim Campbell

  • Spring 1994

The Right Honorable A. Kim Campbell was Canada's 19th Prime Minister. Ms. Campbell began her political career with the Vancouver School Board, where she served from 1981 to 1984. She ran for the leadership of British Columbia's Social Credit Party in July 1986, and in October of that year she was elected a member of the legislative assembly for Vancouver-Point Grey. In November 1988, Ms. Campbell was elected to the House of Commons and in 1989 was named Minister of State of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. From 1990 to 1993, she served as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and became a member of the Cabinet Committee on Priorities and Planning. In January 1993, Ms. Campbell was appointed Minister of National Defence and Minister of Veterans Affairs. Ms. Campbell was elected Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in June 1993 before becoming Prime Minister later that month. She served as Prime Minister until November 4, 1993.