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.
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.
It Started in Manitoba
Ms. Campbell visited Winnipeg to speak at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Manitoba Museum about the 100th anniversary of women being granted the right to vote and to hold office. Campbell went at the invitation of Lt. Gov. Janice Filmore.
The [Alberta] Women in Law Leadership Awards honoured Kim Campbell with a lifetime achievement award citing the many firsts that she accomplished in her extraordinary life.
The Women In Law Leadership Awards (WILL Awards) are presented annually to female members of the Alberta legal profession.
The purpose of the WILL Awards is for the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) and The Counsel Network (TCN) to recognize the contributions of women lawyers.
Photo: Courtesy of WILL. Pictured with Virginia Engel.
Why Do We Lead?
Monday, September 14, 2015 Founding Principal of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC), Kim Campbell, delivered the first Lougheed College Lecture at the Timms Centre at the University of Alberta. It marked the first public event of the inaugural semester of the PLLC. Check out the schedule for future lectures and RSVP at UAB.CA/PLLC.
Breaking New Ground
Another big step for the Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC). June 24, 2015 marked the ground breaking for the new Peter Lougheed Hall, which will open in 2017 to become the home of the program. The first class of students will begin their studies in September, 2015.Photo courtesy of U of A
Recruiting Inaugural Class
Exciting times for us at the Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC)! We are recruiting for the inaugural class of students that will begin their leadership studies in the fall of 2015.
Creating Gender Equity in Parliament
CBC Radio's Jim Brown interviewed Kim Campbell on her idea to create gender equality in parliament by making two-person ridings [one male and one female]. Note: this would also entail redrawing boundaries so as NOT to double the number of MPs.
Recently, Ms. Campbell visited Ottawa. Here is an interview where she discusses her idea for gender parity in Parliament.
Ms. Campbell was recently on CTV's Alberta Primetime to discuss the Peter Lougheed Initiative, comprised of a partnership that includes an institute of leadership at the Banff Centre, and the new college at the University of Alberta, of which she is the founding chair.
Ms. Campbell speaks about the initiative and its compments, which all bear the name of and are inspired by one of Canada's great leaders, Peter Lougheed.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FORUM - MONGOLIA
Photo: Associated Press
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Former Prime Minister Campbell participated in the International Women's Leadership Forum convened in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by the Mongolian Community of Democracies Presidency and the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The aim of the forum was to develop a common understanding of women's leadership in democratic societies and share best practices with Mongolian women leaders.
The two key themes of the forum were 1) Women, Energy, and Sustainable Economic Development and 2) Expanding Women's Political and Civic Participation.
CLICK HERE to see a transcript of Secretary Clinton's remarks to the forum on July 9, 2012.
Ms. Campbell was happy to see Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj during the forum. Interesting note: the President actually took a class from Frmr PM Campbell when she was teaching at Harvard Kennedy School.