The Donner Prize - The Award for the Best Book on Canadian Public Policy

Submission Deadline November 30, 2013

Shortlist Announcement April 2, 2014

Winner Announcement & Gala April 30, 2014

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, and shortlisted titles will take home $7,500. Read more about prize submission.

This year’s prize jury, who are tasked with selecting the shortlist and the winner of the Donner Prize, is headed by The Honourable A. Anne McLellan. She is joined by returning jurors, Marcel Boyer, Jennifer A. Jeffs, and Denis Stairs, as well as new juror Dr. Peter George. Read more about the jury.

Announcing the 2013/14 Donner Prize Shortlist

Shortlist Book Covers

The 2013/2014 Donner Prize finalists are:

  • International Law and the Arctic by Michael Byers (Cambridge University Press)
  • Out of the Basement: Youth Cultural Production in Practice and in Policy by Miranda Campbell (McGill-Queen's University Press)
  • Unjust by Design: Canada's Administrative Justice System by Ron Ellis (UBC Press)
  • The Third Rail: Confronting Our Pension Failures by Jim Leech and Jacquie McNish (Signal)
  • Shut Off: The Canadian Digital Television Transition by Gregory Taylor (McGill-Queen's University Press)