Douglas & McIntyre
The Right Balance

Book details:

March 2011
ISBN 978-1-55365-549-7
5" x 8"
264 pages
$32.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

The Right Balance

Canada's Conservative Tradition

A provocative case for the special balance and uniquely Canadian nature of the Tory imperative throughout our history

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, ideas and DNA of our present political debates.

“This is an important book. Like its author it is full of good humour and much wisdom about Canada and the political process.” Bob Rae, Maclean’s on No Surrender

“Hugh Segal is one of the great shining lights of Canada, a man unafraid to find the right balance politically, socially, morally — even whimsically. This is a wonderful screed from a fine mind, a mind honed on both principles and the art of the possible.” John Fraser

About the Author

Senator Hugh  Segal

Senator Hugh Segal

Senator Hugh Segal has written several books on the Canadian Conservative Party’s politics and ideas, including the national bestseller No Surrender. As ...

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