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Wasn't Brian Mulroney's Fault - Kim Campbell Lost The Election

Uploaded by childgenius7 on May 17, 2006

On October 25, 1993 the Progressive Conservative party suffered the biggest political defeat in Canadian history. Under the leadership of Kim Campbell, the Progressive Conservative Party was reduced from one of the biggest majority governments in Canadian history to only two seats in the House of Commons. It is said that a lot of responsibility for this loss lies in the faulty government of Brian Mulroney. However, Kim Campbell was given the rare opportunity of running a country. For a period of seven months, Kim Campbell made all ultimate decisions that lead to the fate of Canada. Kim Campbell was the first female Prime Minister of Canada and even this fact alone could be used to draw votes from Canadians. In Fact, Kim Campbell had high approval ratings when her party chose her to be the leader of the Progressive Conservatives: “Poles said how well a renewed Conservative Party would do in an election, specifically with Kim Campbell as the new Tory leader. She would, said one of the first poles, win 43 percent of the vote compared to 25 percent for Jean Chrétien.” How did she manage to lose these ratings? How did she manage to bring the Progressive Conservative Party to its lowest number of seats in history? Brian Mulroney was not responsible for the Progressive Conservative Party’s defeat in 1993, unlike many would make him out to be. In the election, Canadians no longer needed to consider the power or opinion of Brian Mulroney. The fact is that on the date of the election, Canadians had a choice between Jean Chrétien and Kim Campbell to be the next Prime Minister of Canada. It was Kim Campbell’s actions that lead to the devastating defeat of the Progressive Conservative Party on October 25, 1993. Kim Campbell was not elected Prime Minister of Canada by the Canadian people because she had a massive ego that offended the Canadian public, and she did not run a smooth and successful election campaign.

Throughout her career in politics, many people were offended due to Kim Campbell’s obvious idealism that she was better then the average person. Kim Campbell had a large ego and let it be known through her actions words during her career. She had a strong past record of being unable to see any other points of view on something she felt strongly about. This factor was definitely considered as Canadians took...

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Date:   05/17/2006

Category:   Politics

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