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CIC Victoria: Global Strategic Security and Equality of Opportunity: now joined at the hip?

March 15, 2017 @ 11:15 am - 1:30 pm EDT


In a West paralyzed by doubt and in a Canada complacent about its role, Hugh Segal’s latest book, “Two Freedoms: Canada’s Global Future”, is an appeal for both wisdom and the courage to meet the challenge. What ends should a democratic country’s foreign policy serve? Avoiding diplomatic disputes? Keeping allies happy? Promoting national and global security? While a qualified yes is the logical answer to all of these secondary questions, Hugh Segal argues for something more, something that reflects Canada’s commitment, at home and abroad, to the two key freedoms: freedom from want and freedom from fear. Mr. Segal makes the case for a new Marshall Plan. What role can Canada play for a safer and more secure world? His book is a bold call for a Canadian foreign policy that advances the basic freedoms that enable peace, stability, development and security.

Speaker’s Biography
Hon Hugh Segal, OC, OOnt, Master of Massey College, Toronto 2014-; Senator of Canada 2005-2014; Faculty Member School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University Kingston; President Institute of Research on Public Policy 1999-2006; Member Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group 2010; Honorary Captain, Royal Canadian Navy; Member of Trilateral Commission; formerly Chief of Staff to Ontario Premier Bill David and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney; Graduate of the University of Ottawa; honorary doctorates from Ottawa and the Royal Military College.

Event Partner
Union Club of BC

Date and Time
Wednesday March 15, 2017
11:15am to 1:30pm

Union Club
805 Gordon Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1Z6


March 15, 2017
11:15 am - 1:30 pm EDT