Senator Hugh Segal Scheduled to Speak at the February 28 Forum

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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.

About Janetta McKenzie

Janetta McKenzie is the Program Editor for International Business and Economy at the NATO Council of Canada. She is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics with an MSc in Conflict Studies. Prior to that, she completed a BA in political science with a minor in classical studies at the University of British Columbia. During her studies, she focused on alterative governance strategies in a post-conflict context, and extractive resource industries in North Africa. She has previously interned in the energy industry in Alberta and has worked in a research capacity for the School of Public Policy in Calgary.