Why I care about Ukraine

Perhaps some of you have been watching the events in Ukraine of late. I certainly have, and have been dismayed by recent developments. From 2007 to 2012 I chaired the International Advisory Board of the Foundation for Effective Governance (FEG) based in Kyiv.

Winnipeg Harvest

Earlier this year I was approached by Winnipeg Harvest to participate in their annual Empty Bowl Celebrity Auction by personalizing a bowl.

Setting the Record Straight

Periodically, over the years, people bring up questions about the case of David Milgaard, a controversial criminal case during the time that I was Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. Someone wrote to me about it recently, and so now that I have this blog site, I thought I would clarify a few misconceptions that seem to persist.

Geezer’s Guide to Life

During her commencement address at Trent University on June 2, 2011, Kim Campbell shared her “Geezer’s Guide to Life.”

Political Pledge vs Democratic Duty

Frmr PM Campbell takes US Republicans to task for upholding anti-tax pledge in the face of changing economic circumstances, and states, “There can be no justification for democratically elected representatives to ‘fetter their discretion’.”

What was the BBC Thinking?

The sexual assault charges filed today in New York against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Director General of the IMF,  have shocked the world. Imagine, then, Peter Dobbie, filling in for Nik Gowing on BBC’s The Hub interviewing a Frenchman. He wonders if the charges reflect a more “puritanical” American view of sexual issues and [...]

As Seen on TV

Kim Campbell returns to Real Time with Bill Maher’s 200th episode. Other guests include Will Cain, Rep Jack Kingston (R-GA), DL Hughley and Frmr RNC Chair, Michael Steele.

Canada: A Remarkable Country

Kim Campbell comments on how valuable and applicable the Canadian experience is in her work around the world.

Kim Campbell: Volcano Refugee

When Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull erupted, my travel was suddenly disrupted, but the extended layover of four days in Kuala Lumpur gave me a chance to consider what are some things one could do if “stranded by a volcano.”

Nothing About Us, Without Us

I told them about the experiences of my fellow Crisis Group Board Member, Donald Steinberg, who served as an advisor to President Clinton and Ambassador to Angola.