Senator Hugh Segal discusses his new book The Right Balance: Canada’s Conservative Tradition (Douglas & McIntyre, 2011), with Joseph Planta.
|The Right Balance: Canada’s Conservative Tradition by Hugh Segal. (Douglas & McIntyre, 2011)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at THECOMMENTARY.CA.
I’m pleased to have Senator Hugh Segal back on the program. He was on nearly five years ago to talk about his last book, and he’s got a new one. It’s called The Right Balance: Canada’s Conservative Tradition. In the book he looks at Canadian Conservatism throughout history, looking at the conservatism of Macdonald, R.B. Bennett, Diefenbaker, Robert Stanfield, Mulroney, and the Conservatives of today chiefly Stephen Harper. I just got the book, and I’m really looking forward to reading it, because as usual, Senator Segal has unimpeachable roots in the movement and the parties involved, he speaks his mind and informs and advises not just conservatives but Canadians who care about the country. His previous books include No Surrender, and The Long Road Back. He was a senior aide to a prime minister and two Ontario premiers, he was the head of the Institute for Research and Public Policy in Montreal, and is a member of the Order of Canada. Senator Segal was appointed to the Senate in 2005 and sits as a Conservative representing Kingston-Frontenac-Leeds. His website is at www.hughsegal.ca . The Right Balance is published by Douglas & McIntyre. In Vancouver today, please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Hugh Segal; Good morning, Senator Segal.