The Right Balance

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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. ...
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The Right Balance: Canada's Conservative Tradition

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781553655497
  • Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Ltd.
  • Publication date: 2/11/2011
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Senator Hugh Segal has written several books on the Canadian Conservative Party's politics and ideas, including the Canadian national bestseller No Surrender. As a senior aide and constitutional advisor to a Prime Minister and two Ontario Premiers; head of a major Canadian think tank; professor and senior fellow at Queen's School of Policy Studies; and now a Liberal-appointed Conservative senator, he has a unique vantage point on Tory history and prospects. Segal was also a Star and Financial Post columnist and a regular panelist on CTV, PBS and CBC. In 2003, he received the Order of Canada. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Pamela Wallin ix

Introduction: The Canadian Tory Idea 1

1 Accommodation, Respect: The Tory View of Our National Soul 23

2 Crown, Order, Identity and Freedom 39

3 The Durham-Elgin Divide: Ongoing Repercussions 61

4 Macdonald and Tory "Nation and Enterprise" 80

5 Borden, Bennett and Twentieth-Century Tory Nationalism and Internationalism 101

6 Mr. Meighen Builds the Bridge to Modern Progressive Conservatism 113

7 Red Tory Prairie Populism and Mr. Diefenbaker 126

8 Stanfield, Clark and Mulroney: The Long Road to 1984 146

9 The Five Steps to Conservative Rebirth: Manning, Day, Charest, MacKay, Harper 165

10 Canada in the World: Balance and Principles 177

11 The Battle for a Balanced Future: Canadian, not American, Conservatism 194

Conclusion: The Road Ahead 207

Acknowledgements 228

Bibliographical Note 232

Index 237

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