Kim Campbell: Women in Parliament

Did being a woman in the top job make a difference?

Written by Nelle Oosterom

May 14, 2010

Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell.
PHOTO TAKEN BY DENISE GRANT, RIGHTS OWNED BY KIM CAMPBELL

It’s been ninety years since women in Canada won the right to stand for election to Parliament. Kim Campbell was Canada’s first female prime minister. Did being a woman in the top job make a difference? In a podcast with associate editor Nelle Oosterom, Campbell reflects back on her own experience as a woman in Canadian politics.

More stories about the history of women in Canada’s Parliament appeared in the June-July 2010 issue of  Canada’s History magazine.

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