As Canada's first and only female Prime Minister, Kim Campbell's life has been a life of firsts. From the age of 16, when she became the first female student body president of her high school, until 30 years later, as the 19th Prime Minister of Canada at the age of 46, Ms. Campbell has spent much of her life breaking barriers for women. Holding audiences since the age of ten, Ms. Campbell speaks widely on issues related to leadership, international politics, democratization, climate change, gender, and Canadian/American relations all over the world. In recent years, she has addressed audiences in Kiev, Cordoba, Toronto, Prague, Brussels, Vancouver, London, Beijing, and Washington, DC among others, but now dedicates most of her time to serving as the Founding Principal of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College at the University of Alberta.
Daughters of the Vote
On March 8, 2017, International Women's Day, Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell delivered the keynote speech to Equal Voice's Daughters of the Vote, an historic event which brought young women from every province to fill all the seats in the House of Commons. Following Ms. Campbell's speech, the delegates made brief empassioned speeches about the issues that concern them.
Campbell on Gender and Power
Recently, the Economist's Alyssa McMurty interviewed Ms. Campbell and other experts regarding women in politics in order to write this informative article.
Power is real. I say to women: ‘If you would exercise it ethically and intelligently, why shouldn’t it be you?’
Recalling Studies at LSE
Ms. Campbell recalls her time in London in the inaugural edition of the Canadian Friends of LSE Newsletter.
Testimony Before Justice Committee
Former Prime Minister Campbell and Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould appeared before the House of Commons Justice Committee recently to defend the new process for selecting candidates for the Supreme Court.
It will come as no surprise to anyone who follows Former Prime Minister Campbell on Twitter that she has strong feelings about the US Presidential Election and its candidates. Recently Chatelaine spoke to Ms. Campbell and CBC and CTV interviewed her to learn more.
PM Appoints Campbell Chair of New Advisory Board
Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, recently announced a new process for appointing Supreme Court of Canada Justices that will now include an independent and non-partisan Advisory Board, chaired by former Prime Minister Kim Campbell, to review candidates who apply for the upcoming opening that will be created when Justice Thomas Cromwell retires.
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Hillary Clinton
Kim Campbell offers her insight on Hillary Clinton's nomination.
Campbell on CBC's Power and Politics
Canada's first female PM on Hillary Clinton's impact
Gender and Diversity in Canada
Ms. Campbell is one of the honorary co-chairs of the Person Centre's new Pursuing Justice Project, which , "will focus on advancing justice, diversity and inclusion as key underpinnings of a peaceful and successful country." Learn more on the Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy's website.
Recruiting the Next Class of PLLC Students
The Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC), of which Ms. Campbell is the Founding Principal, is now recruiting for its next cohort that will begin in the fall of 2016. The deadline for applications is March 20, 2016. Learn more about the program on the PLLC website.