Mr. Segal will be providing a keynote address at the NATO Council of Canada’s annual forum: Investment and Business Opportunities in South Eastern Europe.
Senator Hugh Segal (Conservative, Kingston-Frontenac-Leeds) is the Chair of the NATO Council of Canada. He was appointed to the Senate in 2005 during the term of Prime Minister Paul Martin. Prior to his appointment, Senator Segal was active in several public policy roles, including President of the Institute for Research on Public Policy, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada, Associate Secretary of Cabinet for Federal-Provincial Relations and Secretary to the Policy and Priorities Board in Ontario.
Senator Segal has been involved in Senate committees on Counter-terrorism, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture & Forestry, and Social Affairs, Science & Technology. He also initiated discussions regarding job protection for members of the Armed Forces Reserves and on public quarterly financial reporting for government departments and Crown Corporations, which have been implemented by the Canadian government.
Apart from the Senate, Hugh Segal is involved with several research institutes, including the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute and the Canadian International Council. Senator Segal is also an established author, most recently of The Right Balance: Canada’s Conservative Tradition. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Queen’s University School of Policy Studies and Business.