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Conservative Senator Hugh Segal recently spoke with Joseph Planta about current political affairs and his new book, The Long Road Back: The Conservative Journey, 1993-2006 (HarperCollins, 2006), an informed book on conservatism in Canada, and the renewed party and its players.

The Long Road Back: The Conservative Journey, 1993-2006 by Hugh Segal. (HarperCollins, 2006)

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: The Long Road Back

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

This is the Planta: On the Line program here at THECOMMENTARY.CA.

I’m joined now by Senator Hugh Segal, who joins me to talk about his new book, The Long Road Back: The Conservative Journey, 1993-2006. With a clear eye, the Conservative party insider, who was chief of staff to Brian Mulroney, and associate secretary of the cabinet in the Ontario government, chronicles the decade and more where the conservative movement wallowed in the wilderness of irrelevance and factionalism. He notes the mistakes, missteps and miscues, and offers his hope for the road ahead.

Senator Hugh Segal was sworn into the Canadian Senate in September 2005. He is a member of the Order of Canada, and is a Senior Fellow at the Queen’s School of Policy Study. He is a former president of the Institute for Research and Public Policy in Montreal; and is the author of numerous books on politics and public policy. His memoir, No Surrender was a national bestseller. The Long Road Back retails for $34.95 and is published by HarperCollins. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Hugh Segal; Good morning, Senator Segal.