People just expect Hugh Segal to be funny. He made his national reputation as a political pundit, firing zingers in defence of Tories and Tory policies from a couch on morning television. Even casual acquaintances greet him as “Hughie,” and in political circles, his affable backslapping style has given him a reputation as “The Happy Warrior."By BRUCE WALLACE8 min
Anyone who has been watching television in recent weeks can only be in awe of the worthy souls who read the network news—their rigorous self-discipline and the stern grip they keep on their emotions. Not once has either of the Peters (Mansbridge or Kent) or Lloyd (Robertson) done what any other Canadian would surely do—convulse with laughter or roll hysterically on the floor and have to be removed from the set while reading the latest news of the once-proud Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.By Geoffrey Stevens4 min
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