Reflections Of A Happy Warrior In The Tory CrusadeBook - 1996
Hugh Segal knew the personal toll would be great; the financial costs enormous; the cause, well, with the party at 9% in the polls, almost straight uphill; and it would be the ultimate conceit to think he could make a difference. So, he did what only Hugh Segal could do, and accepted the job as senior policy advisor and then Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney at a point when many thought the Titanic had already hit the iceberg.
Few Canadians have worked as long or hard for the Progressive Conservative cause in Canada, and few are better known, more candid, insightful or humorous. A key player in the twenty months before Brian Mulroney's retirement, Hugh was witness to the process that saw Kim Campbell take over the party and lead it to its most stunning defeat ever.
In No Surrender this most public of Tories gives his private insights on the core mission of the party, its successes and failures, as evidenced by his experiences under Stanfield, Clark and Mulroney federally, and his vantage point as one of Bill Davis' more prominent advisors. This intelligent, witty and candid analysis combines memoir with battle strategies, character and public policy analysis to put the present Conservative circumstance in clear and precise perspective, from the vantage point