The Right Balance by Hugh Segal

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The Right Balance is a meditation on Canadian conservatism...enduring across the years as a voice of moderation, civility and reason.
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In a manner that reflects his long-time academic and practitioner’s association with conservative politics and ideas in Canada, Hugh Segal traces the deep historical roots of Canadian conservatism and the themes that unite its pre- and post-confederation reality with today’s challenges and issues. The Right Balance connects the historical roots and exclusive intellectual principles of Canadian conservatism to the fundamental idea of Canada with a new and insightful perspective.

Provocative and timely, this book puts the present Stephen Harper–led Conservatives into a dynamic historical context and gives readers fresh insights into how Canadian Conservatism is different and why, providing depth and texture to today’s headlines. The Right Balance will appeal to both adults and students who are interested in the economics,
 

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Hugh Segal is a Senior Fellow at the Queen's School of Policy Studies. Between 1999 and 2006, he was president of the Institute for Research on Public Policy in Montreal. He is a former chief of staff to the prime minister of Canada, and associate secretary of cabinet in the Ontario government. A graduate of the University of Ottawa, he holds an honorary doctorate of laws from the Royal Military College, Kingston. He has authored, co-authored and edited six books on politics and public policy. In September 2005, he was sworn into the Senate as a Conservative, having been appointed by prime minister Paul Martin. Hugh Segal lives in Kingston, Ontario. Pamela Wallin's career in radio, print and TV has spanned nearly twenty-five years and several continents. She currently produces and hosts her own television show, Pamela Wallin, through her production company, Current Affairs Group. She lives in Toronto.
 
Published February 19, 2010 by Douglas & McIntyre. 264 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Andrew Cohen on Aug 23 2012

The Right Balance is a meditation on Canadian conservatism...enduring across the years as a voice of moderation, civility and reason.

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