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Finalists for Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing announced

The Writers’ Trust of Canada has announced the finalists for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. Selected for examining a political subject of interest to Canadians, the five non-fiction books cover topics ranging from health care to living beside barriers to transit policies.

The nominees were chosen by former NDP leader Ed Broadbent, National Post and iPolitics.ca columnist Tasha Kheiriddin, and novelist and translator Daniel Poliquin.

The finalists for the $25,000 prize are:

The winner will be announced March 6. Each nominee receives $2,500.