Iona Campagnolo

Politician from Canada

Iona Campagnolo Iona Campagnolo, PC OC OBC (born October 18, 1932) is a Canadian politician, and was the first woman and 27th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. Prior to becoming Lieutenant Governor she was a Canadian politician and cabinet member in the Liberal government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Born Iona Victoria Hardy on Galiano Island, she got her start in politics in 1966 when she was elected an alderwoman in the city council of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. In 1974, she turned to federal politics, and ran as a Liberal Party candidate for the Canadian House of Commons in the riding of Skeena. She was elected, and in 1976, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau recommended her appointment to Cabinet, as Minister of Amateur Sports. She lost her seat to NDP challenger Jim Fulton in the 1979 election. In 1982, she became president of the Liberal Party of Canada, a largely administrative position. During the 1984 convention which elected John Turner as Party leader, Campagnolo created a minor furor within the Liberal Party: she said that second-place leadership candidate Jean Chrétien was "second in the balloting, but first in our hearts". When John Turner became Liberal leader in 1984,  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
Galiano Island

Political career

Party From To
Liberal Party of Canada

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