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Gordon Campbell

Canadian politician

Gordon Muir Campbell, OBC, (born January 12, 1948 in Vancouver, British Columbia) was the 34th Premier of British Columbia. Campbell was also the 41st mayor of Vancouver.

Gordon Campbell
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High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Assumed office
September 15, 2011
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byJames R. Wright
34th Premier of British Columbia
In office
June 5, 2001 – March 14, 2011
Preceded byUjjal Dosanjh
Succeeded byChristy Clark
Leader of the Opposition in British Columbia
In office
1994–2001
PremierMike Harcourt
Glen Clark
Dan Miller
Ujjal Dosanjh
Preceded byFred Gingell (acting)
Succeeded byJoy MacPhail
MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey
In office
1996–2011
Preceded byDarlene Marzari
Succeeded byChristy Clark
35th Mayor of Vancouver
In office
1986–1993
Preceded byMichael Harcourt
Succeeded byPhilip Owen
Personal details
Born
Gordon Muir Campbell

(1948-01-12) January 12, 1948 (age 71)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Political partyBritish Columbia Liberal Party
Spouse(s)Nancy née Chipperfield
ChildrenNicholas Campbell
Geoffrey Campbell
Alma materDartmouth College
Simon Fraser University
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On November 3, 2010, Campbell announced that he would resign as the Premier of British Columbia.[1]

Campbell was born to in Vancouver to Charles Gordon Campbell (a doctor and an assistant dean of medicine at The University of British Columbia) and Peg Campbell (a kindergarten assistant). When Campbell was 6, his father committed suicide and he was raised by his mother with 3 siblings.

In January of 2003, He was arrested and pled no contest for driving under the influence of alcohol while vacationing in Hawaii. He was fined 913 US dollars and the court ordered him to take part in a substance abuse program, and to be assessed for alcoholism. His mugshot was released by the Hawaiian police and it is commonly used in attack ads.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Campbell's stunning resignation leaves fate of party, HST up in the air". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
  2. "B.C. premier fined for drunk driving". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2013-03-20.

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