Kim Campbell

(Avril Phaedra Douglas "Kim" Campbell)

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... condescending SOBs Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
... unspeakably lonely. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
A week is a long time in politics. A month is an eternity. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Don't mess with me. I've got tanks. Military & Veterans
I know that what you have faced. I know that you have faced disappointment and loss in your lives. I have, too. I wanted more than anything to be a concert cellist. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
I might run, or I might take up with the gigolo and move to Brazil. Miscellaneous
In Canada we have limits on campaign spending and public funding of campaigns. This makes it easier for people [candidates] who don't have access to huge amounts of money. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
No government at any level has all the answers. Management & Managing Government
One should be constantly looking for the broader vision. Leaders & Leadership
The election campaign is no time to get involved in very, very serious issues. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The first thing you've got to do in any kind of election campaign is be flexible. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
There have been a lot of mistakes made in this campaign. I know because I've made most of them. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
There's no evidence that registering guns reduces the level of gun violence. It's not that I don't think it's something worth doing, but it's something you do much later. Guns & Gun Control
An increasing number of Canadians must juggle the demands of work with the need to care for children, or for family members who are ill or too frail to care for themselves. Our programs have simply not kept pace with these societal changes. Families, Children & Parenting ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance. Equality & Equal Opportunity
Canadians want to see real hope restored, not false hopes raised. Hope
Despite our high rate of unemployment, 300,000 jobs go unfilled largely because many of the unemployed lack the skills needed today as a result of technological progress.
For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal area is not mainly a problem of structure, or design, or statistics. It is a profoundly human situation.
For over 20 years, the federal and provincial governments have made enormous efforts employing a variety of approaches in an attempt to stimulate Montreal's economy.
For people on social assistance, the loss of free dental care, prescription drugs and subsidized housing can greatly outweigh additional income from working. We've all heard the stories.
For too many, to work means having less income. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Government cannot and must not replace private initiative. Government
Governments allocate enormous resources for social programs. And it is true that for many years we have had one of the best social service systems in the world. Yet we are still incapable of meeting the needs of tens of thousands of Canadian families.
I believe it is time for new leadership that is able to leave the '70s behind. Time ;Leaders & Leadership
I believe that Canadians have the common sense to see that a better future cannot be built on fragmentation. Future
I have always believed governments must adapt to the needs of the people, not the other way around.
I know Quebecers don't want to relive old battles; they prefer to build for the future. Future
I'd be prouder still to say I was Canada's 10th woman prime minister.
In all modesty, we must admit that governments are not always the best doctors when it comes to diagnosing economic ailments and prescribing the right treatment.
It would be naive to imagine we have solved all our income security problems simply because the roles of the federal and provincial governments in the area of skills training have been clarified.
On the same day I was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada, I announced the most sweeping reform ever undertaken in the structure of our federal government. Government
Our first Prime Minister saw a country that would be known for its generosity of spirit. And so it is.
Since the end of the Second World War, our population has more than doubled to 27 million people. War & Peace
Some of you may have been hoping that today I would speak about Lucien Bouchard's latest economic theories. But I have decided to spare him for the time being: after all, he is a man. Time
The world has changed profoundly since our programs were first established.
There is no greater honour than to serve Canadians.
To suggest that Quebecers willingly give up the chance to exercise fully their influence within the federal government would be to betray the historical role Quebec has always played in Confederation, and to undermine the legitimacy of their pride and ambitions. Government
We Canadians are not given as a people to great patriotic displays.
We have to define and put into practice a better, more coherent and effective policy on income security.