The Donner Prize - The Award for the Best Book on Canadian Public Policy
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Submission Deadline November 30, 2014

Shortlist Announcement April 2015

Winner Announcement & Gala April 29, 2015

The Award for the Best Public Policy Book by a Canadian

The Donner Prize encourages and celebrates excellence in public policy writing by Canadians, on topics of great importance to Canadians. The winner will receive $50,000, while each shortlisted title will receive $7,500.

The shortlist for the 2014 prize was announced on April 8, 2015. The winner will be announced at a gala awards dinner in Toronto on April 29, 2015. Read about the 2014 shortlist

Announcing the 2014/15 Donner Prize Shortlist


The Donner Prize 2014/15 finalists are:

  • Réinventer le Québec: Douze chantiers à entreprendre by Marcel Boyer and Nathalie Elgrably-Lévy (Éditions Stanké)
  • Brave New Canada: Meeting the Challenge of a Changing World by Derek H. Burney and Fen Osler Hampson (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
  • Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy, and Our Lives by Joseph Heath (HarperCollins)
  • Dealing With Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions by Michael J. Trebilcock (Oxford University Press)

Read more about the finalists