Progressive Conservative leadership election, 1993

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Progressive Conservative Party leadership election, 1993
Canada
1983 ←
June 13, 1993 → 1995

  KimCampbell.jpg Jean Charest.jpg
Candidate Kim Campbell Jean Charest Jim Edwards
Party Progressive Conservative Progressive Conservative Progressive Conservative
Second (Final) Ballot 1,817 - 52.7% 1,630 - 47.3% Eliminated
First Ballot 1,664 - 48.0% 1,369 - 39.5% 307 - 8.8%

  Garth Turner.jpg
Candidate Garth Turner Patrick Boyer
Party Progressive Conservative Progressive Conservative
Second (Final) Ballot Eliminated Eliminated
First Ballot 76 - 2.2% 53 - 1.5%

Leader before election

Brian Mulroney

Elected Leader

Kim Campbell

Progressive Conservative leadership election, 1993
Date June 13, 1993
Convention Ottawa Civic Centre,[1]
Ottawa, Ontario
Resigning leader Brian Mulroney
Won by Kim Campbell
Ballots 2
Candidates 5
Entrance Fee C$
Spending limit None
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The 1993 Progressive Conservative leadership election was held on June 13, 1993, to choose a leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Kim Campbell won the vote in the second ballot. She became Canada's first female prime minister on June 25, 1993.

Initially, due to Campbell's popularity, very few prominent Progressive Conservatives entered the race, with Michael Wilson, Perrin Beatty, Barbara McDougall, and Joe Clark not making expected runs. Jean Charest had to be convinced to run by Brian Mulroney. Once in the race, however, he ran an energetic campaign directed by established party organizers loyal to Mulroney, who would later lead the 1993 federal election campaign team. This turned the race from a coronation into a divisive grass roots battle for delegates.

Candidates[edit]

Patrick Boyer[edit]

Background

MP for Etobicoke—Lakeshore, Ontario (1984–1993)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State for External Affairs (1989-1991)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence (1991-1993)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, Science and Technology (1993)

Kim Campbell[edit]

Kim Campbell
Background

MP for Vancouver Centre, British Columbia (1988–1993)
BC Social Credit MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey (1986-1988).
Minister of Justice (1990-1993)
Minister responsible for Federal-Provincial Relations (1993)
Minister of Veterans Affairs (1993)
Minister of National Defence (1993)

Supporters

Jean Charest[edit]

Jean Charest
Background

MP for Sherbrooke, Quebec (1984–1993)
Minister of State (Youth) (1986-1990)
Minister of the Environment (1991-1993)

Supporters

Jim Edwards[edit]

Background

MP for Edmonton Southwest, Alberta (1984–1993)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Communications (1985-1986 and 1989-1991)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (1988-1989)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State (Agriculture) (1991-1992)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (1991-1992)

Supporters

Garth Turner[edit]

Garth Turner
Background

MP for Halton—Peel, Ontario (1988–1993)

Results[edit]

Delegate support by ballot
Candidate 1st ballot 2nd ballot
Votes cast  % Votes cast  %
KimCampbell.jpg CAMPBELL, Avril Phædra Douglas (Kim) 1,664 48.0% 1,817 52.7%
Jean Charest.jpg CHAREST, John James (Jean) 1,369 39.5% 1,630 47.3%
EDWARDS, James Stewart (Jim) 307 8.8% Endorsed Campbell
Garth Turner.jpg TURNER, John Garth 76 2.2% Withdrew; Did not endorse
BOYER, J. Patrick 53 1.5% Endorsed Charest
Total 3,469 100.0% 3,447 100.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Undecideds crucial to winner: Campbell's conventional speech just fine for some". Globe and Mail. 14 June 1993.