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Jeff Rubin wins National Business Book Award

Jeff Rubin, the former CIBC chief economist, has been named winner of this year’s National Business Book Award for his book Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization (Random House Canada). The announcement was made this afternoon at a luncheon in Toronto.

Rubin beat out fellow nominees John DeMont (Coal Black Heart: The Story of Coal and the Lives it Ruled), Wendy Dobson (Gravity Shift: How Asia’s New Economic Powerhouses Will Shape the Twenty-First Century), Buzz Hargrove (Laying It on the Line: Driving a Hard Bargain in Challenging Times), and Rod McQueen (Manulife: How Dominic D’Alessandro Built a Global Giant and Fought to Save It).

The award comes with a $20,000 cash prize, and the jurors were Jane Cooney, president, Books for Business; William Dimma, chairman emeritus, Home Capital Group; Peter Mansbridge, chief correspondent, CBC Television; Deirdre McMurdy, vice-president, Public Policy Forum; and Pamela Wallin, senator.