Margaret Campbell was a very active and visible female Liberal, serving in public office for more than two decades. During her distinguished career, Ms. Campbell served as a member of city council, as a provincial court judge and eventually became a Member of Provincial Parliament.
Ms. Campbell was a distinguished female Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament. She was first elected in 1973 representing the riding of St. George and throughout her career she worked tirelessly for many causes. From 1973 to 1981 Margaret served as both a member and chair of several standing committees. She led the crusade for women’s rights, as well as the fight for better health care and improvements to the justice system. When she passed away in 1999, one of the beneficiaries of the fund in her name, M.P.P. Lyn McLeod, described her as being both a “formidable” member of the legislature and a “caring, compassionate person” who was a “social visionary”.
In 1984 The Margaret Campbell Fund was established to help raise funds in support of female Liberal candidates. The Ontario Women’s Liberal Commission supports this fund through an annual fund-raising event which features the Premier and female provincial ministers as guest speakers. The ability to successfully raise enough funds to mount an effective campaign is, sadly, still an obstacle that female candidates face today. The Margaret Campbell Fund strives to offer the financial support that female candidates deserve. Please check the events page on this Web site for news about upcoming fundraising events for the Margaret Campbell Fund.
Margaret Campbell Fund – Ontario Liberal Party
Ontario Liberal Fund by phone: 416-260-1608