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Thomas J. Courchene was awarded the $50,000 Donner Prize for Indigenous Nationals, Canadian Citizens: From First Contact to Canada 150 and Beyond, published by the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University. Courchene, Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University, also won the very first Donner Prize in 1998.  

The Donner Prize is awarded annually by the Donner Canadian Foundation to the best public policy book by a Canadian. $50,000.00 is awared to the winner, with the other nominated titles each receiving $ 7, 500.00.
The Donner Canadian Foundation created this prize to recognize and reward the best public policy thinking, writing and research by a Canadian, and the role it plays in determining the well-being of Canadians and the success of Canada as a whole. Previous honourees have shed light on a wide range of issues bearing on the economy, politics and society in general.
Chris Turner Wins National Business Book AwardSee more
OCTOBER 2, 2018

THE PATCH: The People, Pipelines and Politics of the Oil Sands wins the $30,000 prize as Canada’s outstanding business-related book

TORONTO, October 2, 2018 – Chris Turner has been named the winner of the National Business Book Award for his book, The PatchThe People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands, published by Simon & Schuster.  The announcement was made at the Award Ceremony today in Toronto, hosted by co-sponsors BMO Financial Group and Bennett Jones.

The Patch provides a balanced perspective on the often-polarizing national debate about the development of Canada’s oil sands.  With two conflicting world views – one of industrial triumph, the other of environmental concerns in the age of climate change – Turner explains the history, science and context surrounding one of the world’s largest engineering projects and its significance for all Canadians.


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