Allan Gotlieb, chair of the Donner Canadian Foundation, revealed the shortlist for this year’s $50,000 Donner Prize. The four nominated books on public policy by Canadian authors touch on inclusivity in museum practices, obesity and global public health, Constitutional reform, and immigration policy for skilled workers.
The finalists for the 14th annual award are:
- Museum Pieces: Toward the Indigenization of Canadian Museums, Ruth B. Phillips (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
- XXL: Obesity and the Limits of Shame, Neil Seeman and Patrick Luciani (University of Toronto Press)
- Democratizing the Constitution: Reforming Responsible Government, Peter Aucoin, Mark D. Jarvis, and Lori Turnbull (Emond Montgomery Publications)
- Toward Improving Canada’s Skilled Immigration Policy: An Evaluation Approach, Charles M. Beach, Alan G. Green, and Christopher Worswick (C.D. Howe Institute)
The winner will be named at an awards ceremony in Toronto on May 1. Each runner-up will receive $7,500. In the past, the prize has been presented to Doug Saunders (Arrival City, 2010) and Brian Bow (The Politics of Linkage, 2009).