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 other nominated title receives $7,500.

The shortlist for the 2017 prize was announced on April 10, 2018. The winner will be announced at a gala awards dinner in Toronto on May 15, 2018. Read about the 2017 shortlist.

Announcing the 2017/18 Donner Prize Shortlist


The Donner Prize 2017/18 finalists are:

  • Charte canadienne et droits linguistiques: Pour en finir avec les mythes by Frédéric Bérard (Les Presses de l'Université de MontrĂ©al)
  • Pushing the Limits: How Schools Can Prepare Our Children Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow by Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Nancy Steinhauer (Doubleday Canada)
  • Stumbling Giants: Transforming Canada's Banks for the Information Age by Patricia Meredith and James L. Darroch (Rotman-UTP Publishing, an imprint of University of Toronto Press)
  • Governing Public-Private Partnerships by Joshua Newman (McGill-Queen's University Press)
  • Too Critical to Fail: How Canada Manages Threats to Critical Infrastructure by Kevin Quigley, Ben Bisset, and Bryan Mills (McGill-Queen's University Press)

Read more about the finalists