Gordon Campbell

Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute

Gordon Campbell (OC, OBC) was the Mayor of Vancouver from 1986 to 1993, leader of the B.C. Liberal Party from 1993 to 2011, Premier of British Columbia from 2001 to 2011, and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2016. During his tenure as Premier, Campbell reduced taxes, restrained spending, revolutionized the measurement and management of regulations, and markedly improved the economy of the province. Premier Campbell completed a BA from Dartmouth University and MBA from Simon Fraser University. Prior to entering politics, he was active in real estate development. He received the Champion's Award from the Canadian Council on Public Private partnerships in 2008 and was named Builder of the decade by BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Industry in 2011. Premier Campbell received the Order of British Columbia as well as the Order of Canada. In 2014, he was presented an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Thompson Rivers University. He was awarded both the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and the Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) for his contributions to the province and country.