Progressive Conservative leadership election, 1993
|Date||June 13, 1993|
|Resigning leader||Brian Mulroney|
|Won by||Kim Campbell|
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.
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)
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)
- MPs: (42) Edna Anderson, Simcoe Centre; Ken Atkinson, St. Catharines; Bill Attewell, Markham; Perrin Beatty, Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Simcoe; Ross Belsher, Fraser Valley East; Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Jonquière; Pierre Blais, Bellechasse; Don Blenkarn, Mississauga South; John Bosley, Don Valley West; Mary Collins, Capilano—Howe Sound; Robert Corbett, Fundy—Royal; Charles Deblois, Montmorency—Orléans; Suzanne Duplessis, Louis-Hébert; Benno Friesen, Surrey—White Rock; Barbara Greene, Don Valley North; Tom Hockin, London West; Bob Horner, Mississauga West; Jean-Guy Hudon, Beauharnois—Salaberry; Ken Hughes, Macleod; Monique Landry, Blainville—Deux-Montagnes; Doug Lewis, Simcoe North; Gilles Loiselle, Langelier; Shirley Martin, Lincoln; Marcel Masse, Frontenac; Charles Mayer, Lisgar—Marquette; Peter McCreath, South Shore; Walter McLean, Waterloo; Gerald Merrithew, Saint John; Rob Nicholson, Niagara Falls; Ross Reid, St. John’s East; John Reimer, Kitchener; Lee Richardson, Calgary Southeast; Larry Schneider, Regina—Wascana; Tom Siddon, Richmond; Bobbie Sparrow, Calgary Southwest; Ross Stevenson, Durham; Blaine Thacker, Lethbridge; Greg Thompson, Carleton—Charlotte; Scott Thorkelson, Edmonton—Strathcona; Bernard Valcourt, Madawaska—Victoria; Stan Wilbee, Delta; Michael Wilson, Etobicoke Centre
- Senators: (3) Norm Atkins; Mario Beaulieu; Lowell Murray
- MPs: (37) Gilles Bernier, Beauce; Gabrielle Bertrand, Brome—Missisquoi; Bud Bird, Fredericton; Pauline Browes, Scarborough Centre; Pierre Cadieux, Vaudreuil; Bill Casey, Cumberland—Colchester; Joe Clark, Yellowhead; Lee Clark, Brandon—Souris; Terry Clifford, London—Middlesex; Jean Corbeil, Anjou—Rivière-des-Prairies; Robert de Cotret, Berthier—Montcalm; John Crosbie, St. John's West; Stan Darling, Parry Sound—Muskoka; Vincent Della Noce, Duvernay; Gabriel Desjardins, Drummond; Dorothy Dobbie, Winnipeg South; Darryl Gray, Bonaventure—Îles-de-la-Madeleine; Jean-Guy Guilbault, Témiscamingue; Len Gustafson, Souris—Moose Mountain; André Harvey, Chicoutimi; Jim Hawkes, Calgary West; Otto Jelinek, Oakville—Milton; Al Johnson, Calgary North; Fernand Jourdenais, La Prairie; Robert Layton, Lachine—Lac-Saint-Louis; Elmer MacKay, Central Nova; Arnold Malone, Crowfoot; John McDermid, Brampton; Barbara McDougall, St. Paul's; Bill McKnight, Kindersley—Lloydminster; Gus Mitges, Bruce—Grey; Ken Monteith, Elgin; Guy St-Julien, Abitibi; Geoffrey Scott, Hamilton—Wentworth; Pat Sobeski, Cambridge; Monique Vézina, Rimouski—Témiscouata; Robert Wenman, Fraser Valley West
- Senators: (2) Jim Kelleher; Heath MacQuarrie
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)
- MPs: (14) Harry Brightwell, Perth—Wellington—Waterloo; Albert Cooper, Peace River; Bill Domm, Peterborough; Doug Fee, Red Deer; Girve Fretz, Erie; Marie Gibeau, Bourassa; Bruce Halliday, Oxford; Jean-Pierre Hogue, Outremont; Felix Holtmann, Portage—Interlake; Bill Kempling, Burlington; Brian O'Kurley, Elk Island; Robert Harold Porter, Medicine Hat; Walter Van De Walle, St. Albert; Bill Winegard, Guelph—Wellington
- Senators: (3) John Buchanan; Mike Forrestall; Finlay MacDonald
MP for Halton—Peel, Ontario (1988–1993)
- Total ballots cast 3,469
Boyer was eliminated and endorsed Charest; Edwards withdrew and endorsed Campbell, sticking to an understanding with Patrick Kinsella, negotiated by Edward's campaign manager John Lashinger.
- Total ballots cast 3,447
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