Democracy and Journalism: The View from the Hill

Democracy and Journalism: The View from the Hill
Lecture by Sen. Hugh Segal
November 23, 2009, Toronto

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Democracy and Journalism: The View From the Hill

TORONTO -- NOVEMBER 23 -- 5:00 p.m.

Hugh SegalHugh Segal, Canadian Senator and political strategist, speaks on the relationship between democracy and journalism from his unique political perspective.

Hugh Segal was appointed to the Senate in August 2005 after 33 years of service in the public sector. He is a former Associate Secretary of cabinet for Federal Provincial Affairs in Ontario and former Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada, and has held a variety of posts in Parliament and at Queen’s Park. His work in the private sector includes a regular weekly column on public policy for both the Financial Post and the Toronto Star and regular appearances as a panellist on CBC, PBS and CTV. He has authored several books on public policy.

At present, outside his Senate duties, he is a Senior Fellow at the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University, serves as Vice Chair of the Canadian International Council and as Chair of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation and as a Senior Research Fellow at the McMillan law firm of Toronto and Montreal.

Prior to joining the Senate, Hugh Segal was appointed an Honorary Captain (NAV) of the Canadian Navy and in 2004, received an honorary doctorate from the Royal Military College of Canada. He also received an honorary doctorate from his Alma Mater, the University of Ottawa at the 2009 spring convocation. He was designated a Lifetime Fellow of the Institute for research on Public Policy and in 2003, he was made a member of the Order of Canada.

After the discussion there is a Q&A with the audience, followed by a cocktail reception.

WHERE: Campbell Conference Room, Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto (event page)

WHEN: Monday, November 23, 2009. Presentation 5:00-6:30, Reception 6:30-7:30