Eugene Lang (author)

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Eugene Lang was a former chief of staff to two of Canada’s Liberal ministers of defence from 2002 to 2006.[1] He co-authored with Janice Gross Stein a book The Unexpected War: Canada in Kandahar (Penguin, 2007)[2]

The Liberal Party, after dominating Canadian politics since the 1920s, has been in decline in the 21st century[citation needed]. As Lang (2010) concludes, they lost their majority in Parliament in the 2004 election, were defeated in 2006, and in 2008 became little more than a rump, falling to their lowest seat count and popular vote since the 1980s. Furthermore, says Lang, its prospects "are as bleak as they have ever been."[3]


Eugene Lang is a co-founder of Canada 2020: Canada’s Progressive Centre. Lang has eighteen years experience at senior levels in the public and private sector, most recently as Vice-President Bluesky Strategy Group. Lang served twelve years in the federal government in senior advisory roles, including; Chief of Staff to two Ministers of National Defence, Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State (Finance), Senior Economist, Finance Canada, Senior Policy Advisor (Economic) to the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Policy Advisor to the Solicitor General of Canada.[4]


Educated at University of Western Ontario (B.A., M.A.), Queen’s University (M.P.A.) and the London School of Economics (M.Sc.), where he studied as a Chevening Scholar.[5]


  1. ^ On the Line,, retrieved 8 December 2011
  2. ^ see Publisher notice
  3. ^ Eugene Lang, "Whither the Liberals? Current State and Prospects of the Liberal Party of Canada," The Journal for International Relations and Global Trends, (2010) p. 195 online.
  4. ^ Canada 2020
  5. ^ Canada 2020

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