Kim Campbell


National Speakers Bureau's ENGAGE Event

October 11, 2011

Toronto, Canada.  Former Prime Minister Campbell participated in the National Speakers Bureau ENGAGE Event.  Other speakers included Olympic and humanitarian champion, Mark Tewksbury; Dragons' Den's latest co-star, Bruce Croxon; Innovation expert, Lee-Anne McAlear; War Child Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Samantha Nutt; and hosted by BNN's Headline anchor, Howard Green.

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Campbell one of 50 Intriguing Canadians

September 30, 2011

In 2012, the Canadian National Archives will create an exhibit of "50 Intriguing Canadians" and word is that the poster will feature the famous Barbara Woodley photograph of Ms. Campbell.  Fans will recall that Ms. Campbell was also in another top 50 list a few years ago that the National Geographic Almanac of World History published in 2004.

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Greenbuild NEXT 2011

September 28, 2011

"TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2011 /CNW/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) annual conference and expo is making its way to Toronto next week to celebrate "what's next" in green building. Greenbuild is the world's largest green building conference and expo and is expected to make an economic impact of $26 million CAD, bringing 25,000 delegates from over 115 countries to the event. A release from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre earlier this week also stated that Greenbuild will generate a positive impact on the local economy of over $58 million from delegate spending."

The Opening Celebration will feature Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell along with Thomas Friedman, Cokie Roberts and Dr. Paul Farmer.

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Club de Madrid Kyrgyzstan Mission

September 27, 2011

"With the objective of supporting peaceful and just transitional political processes in the run up to the October 30th Presidential elections, Club de Madrid Member Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister of Canada, promoted the holding of credible elections, participatory democracy, respect for human rights culture, and the strengthening of governance institutions for further consolidation of democracy in the Kyrgyz Republic during this third Club of Madrid mission to Kyrgyzstan."

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Campbell at CIGI Celebration

September 20, 2011

Former Prime Minister Campbell joined other international relations experts for the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Centre for International Governance and Innovation in Toronto.  Events included a conference examining the question of "Can Think Tanks Make a Difference?" and a gala.

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Women of Influence Profile

September 14, 2011

Photo by Mark Edward Harris

The Fall 2011 issue of Women of Influence Magazine features a profile of Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell taking a look back at her political career.

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Club de Madrid Makes Recommendations to G20

September 9, 2011

The G20 is comprised of 19 countries and the European Union, which collectively represent over 85% of the world’s economy and two thirds of the world’s population. The Club of Madrid, with the support of the French Presidency of the G20 and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, convened a high level meeting in Paris with the objective of evaluating and debating the most pressing and urgent economic affairs currently gripping the world today. The product of these efforts was a set of recommendations to the G20 that were presented to French President Sarkozy at a working luncheon at the Élysée Palace. 

In attendance were Club of Madrid Members: Wim Kok (ex prime Minister of Holland and President of the Club of Madrid), Kim Campbell (ex Prime Minister of Canada), Ricardo Lagos (ex President of Chile) and Hong Koo Lee (ex Prime Minister of Korea).  The Paris meeting was also attended by representatives of the French Presidency of the G20 and other key figures, José Antonio Ocampo, former United Nations Adjunct Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20 for the OECD, and Mario Pezzini, Director for the Centre for Development at the OECD.  


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Campbell to speak in Kyrgyzstan

September 1, 2011

On Thursday, September 15th, 2011, Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell will deliver a lecture on The Role of Political Leader in Promoting Change.

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Campbell Announces Recommendations on Democracy Assistance

June 30, 2011

Former Prime Minister Campbell, chair of the World Movement for Democracy, presented recommendations regarding Democracy Assistance at a session of the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy in Vilnius, Lithuania. 

The recommendations were based on finding from a series of country case studies and an online survey to help gauge the views of democracy assistance practitioners and recipients.  All of the aforementioned was part of the World Movement for Democracy Democracy Assistance Project.

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Steering Committees of the World Movement for Democracy and Community of Democracies Meets

June 28, 2011

Meeting for the first time, the Steering Committees for the World Movement for Democracy (chaired by Ms. Campbell) and the Community of Democracies met in Vilinius, Lithuania on June 28th, 2011 to discuss the role of civil society in the world. Download the agenda for the meeting below or visit the Council for the Community of Democracies website for more.

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Campbell Receives Honorary Degree - Trent University

June 2, 2011

The Peterborough Examiner reports on Ms. Campbell receiving an honorary degree and delivering a commencement address offering her "Geezer's Guide to Life."

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Equal Voice Exploring New Avenues to Elect More Women

May 31, 2011

Former PM Campbell will be participating in an Equal Voice event in Toronto to explore more avenues to electing more women in Canada.

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Campbell headed to Kuwait

May 20, 2011

Today Former Prime Minister Campbell is heading to Kuwait to participate in an upcoming forum hosted by the Fahad Al Salem Center for Dialogue Among Civlizations and Defense of Liberty, which is titled, “Renewing Dialogue for Peace; Advancing Freedom and Human Rights in today’s world.”  We'll look forward to receiving reports of the interesting discussions that will take place there.  Other former leaders (and also Club of Madrid Members) scheduled to attend are Vicente Fox (Mexico), Cesar Gaviria (Colombia), Wim Kok (Netherlands), Chandrika Kumaratunga (Sri Lanka), Luis Alberto Lacalle (Uruguay), Benjamin Mkapa (Tanzania), Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigeria), Andres Pastrana (Colombia), Petre Roman (Romania), Jorge Sampaio (Portugal), Jennifer Shipley (New Zealand), Cassen Uteem (Mauritius), Lech Walesa (Poland), and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Kim Campbell at World Bank Today

April 19, 2011

Kim Campbell was at the World Bank today explaining more about the Club de Madrid's Shared Societies Project.

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Campbell - Founding Member of Executive Task Force

April 6, 2011


Kim Campbell was in Palm Beach, Florida this week for the Wall Street Journal's Women in the Economy Conference.  As a Member of the Executive Task Force founded at this meeting, Campbell co-chaired a panel…
"The Politics of Gender: Women in Government"
Women have made huge strides in breaking through the very top levels of government – consider, for example, that we have had three female secretaries of state in the U.S. in the last dozen years. Yet women still face unique challenges and are generally underrepresented. Members of this group will deliberate and decide on actions that will improve women's participation in and advancement to the top levels of government.
along with...
Paula Dobriansky - Senior Vice President and Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Thomson Reuters and Former Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs in the Bush Administration.
Fran Townsend - Senior Vice President of Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs, MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings and Former Homeland Security Advisor to President George Bush


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Campbell to be honored by Trent University

March 9, 2011


On behalf of Senate, Dr. Steven E. Franklin, the president of Trent University announced today that Former Canadian Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Kim Campbell, and Mr. Craig Kielburger, founder of Free The Children among those to be honoured at June convocation ceremonies.

“The University Senate was unanimous in its approval of these distinguished individuals as Trent University's honorary degree recipients for 2011,” said Dr. Steven E. Franklin, president and vice-chancellor at Trent. “All distinguished Canadians who have contributed significantly to our society and our world, each will represent a unique and powerful perspective to our graduates at Trent’s 44th convocation ceremonies.”

Campbell will be honored in the Morning Ceremony on Thursday, June 2, 2011.

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BC Heroes: Kim Campbell

March 3, 2011

In the firmament of Canada's feminist stars few shine as brightly as Kim Campbell, this country's first, and only, female prime minister.

A politician, lawyer, university professor, diplomat and writer, Campbell's feminism was propelled by the pure wattage of intellect.

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Kim Campbell Schools the U.S. Right

February 4, 2011

MACLEANS.CA mentioning Kim Campbell's recent appearance on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher.

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Campbell returns to HBO's Realtime with Bill Maher

January 28, 2011

We're happy to announce that Kim Campbell is returning for a visit to HBO's Realtime with Bill Maher.  This show always delivers smart, entertaining and edgy discussions about current events.  Check local listings for times.

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Davos Excludes Half the World in Global Agenda as Women Miss 30%

January 24, 2011

Check out Lisa Kassenaar's article that features Kim Campbell and others commenting on the World Economic Forum and its new policy to offer companies an extra seat in Davos if they fill it with a woman.

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Campbell sings Vancouver's praises

January 19, 2011

Check out Kim Campbell's endorsement of Vancouver on page 8 of the 2011 Vancouver Relocation Guide.

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DemocracyVoices Interview

January 10, 2011

Check out this new video of Ms. Campbell, Chair of the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy (WMD), talking about several subjects such as human rights and government. 

This video is a part of WMD's DemocracyVoices project.  Through brief video interviews, activists and practitioners share their experiences in democracy work, their achievements and disappointments, and their insights into the current challenges to democracy in their countries, regions, and around the world.

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Radio Free Europe's Voices of Solidarity

January 3, 2011

Radio Free Europe's Belarus Service launched a project meant to call attention to the hundreds of activists and opposition supporters jailed in the wake of the country's controversial elections on December 19, 2010. Former Prime Minister Campbell was asked, and agreed, to be one of the 74 participant who read names of political prisoners that were broadcast on New Year's Eve/Day.

The "Voices Of Solidarity" project brought together prominent international and Belarusian politicians and artists to read the names of opposition supporters detained after the vote.

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