Ms. Campbell regrets
Ever wondered if Kim Campbell, knowing what she knows now, would ever relive her brief experience as Canada's first woman prime minister in 1993?Or would she have preferred that Brian Mulroney lead the party into its devastating, two-seat showing in that election?
Here, thanks to a BBC interview, in the form of advice to Gordon Brown, is the answer:
Despite her initial popularity, Miss Campbell says she did not have long enough before the general election to overcome the unpopularity of Mr Mulroney and the party.
She thinks a leadership change this close to a general election in Britain would be a mistake.
"A party can have a devastating defeat that then enables them to rebuild and to choose new leadership credibly, as opposed to a kind of desperate pass at the end of the game.
"You've already changed leaders once because you thought Tony Blair wasn't going to get you elected and Gordon Brown came in," she added.
"And now you're at the end of the game, maybe you could find a Kim Campbell but it's not really fair because you're really not giving him or her the chance to demonstrate change.
"And that's the problem - better for the unpopular leader to take the hit to enable a new leader to start afresh."