On Thursday, April 30th, 2009 Equal Voice presented Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister of Canada with Equal Voice’s EVE Award (Toronto) at the Canadian Club of Toronto’s Fourth Annual Women in Public Life Luncheon.
Not only is Ms. Campbell the first woman to serve as female Prime Minister, she is also the first Prime Minister to have held office in all three levels of government. Federally, Ms. Campbell held the cabinet portfolios of Minister of State for Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of Veterans' Affairs and Minister of National Defence for which she was the first woman to serve in that position in Canada or in any NATO country. By virtue of these posts, she was a lead participant in major international meetings hosted by the Commonwealth, NATO, the G-7 Summit and the United Nations General Assembly.
After her tenure as Prime Minister, Ms. Campbell continued to serve Canada as a diplomat, including as a Fellow at the Institute of Politics (Spring 1994) and the Joan Shorenstein Center for the Study of Press and Politics (1994-1995) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. She began serving the Canadian Consul General in Los Angeles in 1996, a position she held until 2000 before re-locating to France where she currently resides.
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