Coline Campbell

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Coline M. Campbell
MP for South Western Nova
In office
8 July 1974 – 22 May 1979
Preceded by Charles Haliburton
Succeeded by Charles Haliburton
MP for South West Nova
In office
18 February 1980 – 4 September 1984
Preceded by Charles Haliburton
Succeeded by Gerald Comeau
MP for South West Nova
In office
21 November 1988 – 25 October 1993
Preceded by Gerald Comeau
Succeeded by Harry Verran
Personal details
Born (1940-09-26) 26 September 1940 (age 77)
Digby County, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal
Occupation Lawyer, teacher, politician

Coline M. Campbell (born 26 September 1940) is a former member of the Canadian House of Commons in the 30th (1974-1979), 32nd (1980-1984) and 34th (1988-1993) Canadian Parliaments. Campbell was the first woman from Nova Scotia elected to the House of Commons.[1]

Before politics[edit]

Prior to entering politics, Campbell was a teacher and lawyer.

Political career[edit]

She was first elected in the 1974 federal election at the South Western Nova electoral district for the Liberal party. After her first term in Parliament, she was defeated by Charles E. Haliburton of the Progressive Conservative Party in the 1979 federal election in what was now called the South West Nova riding.

Following the short-lived Progressive Conservative minority government of Joe Clark, she was re-elected at South West Nova in the 1980 federal election.[2] But she lost the seat again in the 1984 federal election to Gerald Comeau of the Progressive Conservative Party.[2]

Her last term in Parliament began with her second comeback in the 1988 federal election.[2] She did not seek another term in Parliament after this and left federal politics as of the 1993 federal election.[2]


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