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Donner Prize announces five-title shortlist

The shortlist for the 2019/2020 Donner Prize, which honours the best public policy book by a Canadian, was announced on April 15.

This year’s shortlisted titles were chosen from 74 submissions. The winner, who will be announced at a gala event postponed to this fall, will receive $50,000 with each of the finalists receiving $7,500.

The shortlisted books are:

  • Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline, Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson (Signal/McClelland & Stewart)
  • Living with China: A Middle Power Finds Its Way, Wendy Dobson (University of Toronto Press)
  • Wealth of First Nations, Thomas Flanagan (Fraser Institute)
  • Breakdown: The Pipeline Debate and the Threat to Canada’s Future, Dennis McConaghy (Dundurn Press)
  • The Tangled Garden: A Canadian Cultural Manifesto for the Digital Age, Richard Stursberg and Stephen Armstrong (Lorimer)

Correction: An earlier version of this post omitted to include The Tangled Garden on the shortlist. Q&Q regrets the error.