My Interview with Senator Hugh Segal

Interviewing politicians is so much easier when they come through to visit Kingston rather than me going either to Calgary, Ottawa or Toronto to interview them!

Senator Hugh Segal is a Conservative member of the Canadian Senate (appointed by Prime Minister Paul Martin).

The Senator came by Queen’s University to give a talk on ethics and partisanship, especially during political campaigns. He was also coming through to promote his new book on the recent history of Conservative demise and renewal in Canada.

After his speech, I had the opportunity to set up the camera and start rolling on a previously unscheduled interview. We discuss topics ranging from parliamentary obstructionism, Senate reform, Garth Turner and the 2006 General Election.

Comments, video production tips (I look like a giant in the framing of the video) and any other interesting discussion is welcome!