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Canada’s NATO Podcasts: Exclusive Interview with Hugh Segal Part I

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Listen as Magdalena Surma interviews Hugh Segal. He is a Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto. While in the Senate of Canada (Conservative, Ontario), he Chaired both the committees on Foreign Affairs and Anti-Terrorism. A graduate in history from the University of Ottawa, he is a former President of the Institute for Research on Public Policy in Montreal and Senior Fellow at both the Queen’s School of Policy Studies and School of Business. Mr. Segal is the Honourary Chair of the Navy League of Canada and a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute in Calgary. An honorary Captain in the Royal Canadian Navy, Hugh holds honorary doctorates from the Royal Military College and his Alma Mater. He was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2003. Listen as Mr. Segal discusses the significance and the impact of the work done by the NATO Association of Canada.

Canada’s NATO Podcasts


Next, Mr. Segal discusses some of his most memorable moments while serving as a successful Canadian political strategist, author, commentator, academic, and former senator.

Canada’s NATO Podcasts


Lastly, Mr. Segal shares his final words of wisdom. Mr. Segal is proposing that people between the ages of 18 to 65, who are living under the low-income poverty line in Ontario, will earn a basic income of at least $1320 per month. Individuals with disabilities will receive $500 more. Listen as Mr. Segal discusses the significance and impact of this pilot project and how it would better shape Canada’s future.

Canada’s NATO Podcasts


Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed in articles are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the NATO Association of Canada.

Magdalena Surma
Magdalena Surma is currently Canada's NATO Program Contributor and Outreach Coordinator. Former Program Editor of Global Horizons, Magdalena completed a BA in Legal Studies (Honours) and a Masters in Public Service at the University of Waterloo. She also attended Harvard during two summers, where she completed courses in psychology, government, and law. In addition, she successfully completed Harvard Law School’s Executive Education Program in Negotiation and Leadership. Magdalena is currently completing an LLB through University of London’s International Program. She is passionate about law, government, and charitable non-profit organizations. As an avid researcher, she hopes to extend her research to investigate women in security while examining society, culture, and international relations. In addition, Magdalena is also passionate about international business and economy. She is very excited about being involved with various projects at NATO, specifically engaging youth and society about international affairs. Apart from a love of politics, Magdalena enjoys fine art, ballet, and classical music.