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Jeffrey Simpson has been nominated for the 2013 Donner Prize for public-policy writing. (Brigitte Bouvier For The Globe and Mail)
Jeffrey Simpson has been nominated for the 2013 Donner Prize for public-policy writing. (Brigitte Bouvier For The Globe and Mail)

Globe’s Jeffrey Simpson among Donner Prize finalists Add to ...

As it does in politics itself, health care dominates the short list of finalists for the 15th annual Donner Prize for public-policy writing in Canada, with Globe and Mail columnist Jeffrey Simpson’s entry, Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health-Care Systems Needs to Be Dragged Into the 21st Century prominent among the four titles.

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Simpson’s book will be competing with former Quebec health minister Claude Castonguay’s similarly focused Santé: l’heure des choix.

Toronto writer and former Globe and Mail Editorial Board member Mary Janigan impressed judges with Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark: The West Versus the Rest Since Confederation, while University of Waterloo academic Jennifer Clapp earned a place on the list with Hunger in the Balance: The New Politics of International Food Aid.

One of the richest book awards in Canada, the Donner Prize is worth $7,500 to the nominees and $50,000 to the eventual winner, who will be announced at a ceremony in Toronto April 25.

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