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BREAKTHROUGH Summit at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington
Former Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell speaks during the BREAKTHROUGH: The Women, Faith, and Development Summit to End Global Poverty at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington on April 13, 2008. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)
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Avril Phædra Douglas "Kim" Campbell, PC, CC, QC (born March 10, 1947) is a Canadian politician, lawyer, university professor, diplomat, and writer. She served as the 19th Prime Minister of Canada, serving from June 25, 1993, to November 4, 1993 (132 days). Campbell was the first and to date the only female Prime Minister of Canada, the first baby boomer to hold that office, and the only PM to have been born in British Columbia.

Campbell was born in Port Alberni, British Columbia to George Thomas Campbell (1920–2002) and Phyllis "Lisa" Cook. Her mother left the family when Campbell was 12, leaving Kim and her sister Alix to be raised by their father. As a teenager, Campbell permanently nicknamed herself Kim, perhaps for actress Kim Novak, as well as because "Kim" resembles the first syllable of Campbell when said in a Highlander accent (by a non-Highlander).

While in her pre-teens, Campbell was a host and reporter on the CBC children's program Junior Television Club.

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