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Kim Campbell Becomes Prime Minister of Canada, 1993

It was March 25, 1993 when politician Kim Campbell announced she would be running for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party. Campbell won her leadership bid on June 13, and served as Prime Minister of Canada from June 25 to November 3, 1993 (when her party was swept from power). She was the first Canadian woman in history to serve as leader of the country.

Watch television coverage of the events, 1993

Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell (Photographer Denise Grant. @Denise Grant. Library and Archives Canada, PA 198574)

Check out these television clips from the CBC Archives:
  • Kim Campbell announces her bid to become leader of the Progressive Conservative Party.
  • Kim Campbell elected as leader of the party.

More about Kim Campbell

  • Check out our biography about this Canadian prime minister on heroines.ca.

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