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 Patch: The 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.