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Books about Canada's skilled immigration policy, the role of museums and the obesity crisis are in the running for this year's $50,000 Donner Prize.

The short list for the award, which recognizes the best book on public policy by a Canadian, was announced Tuesday by Allan Gotlieb, Chairman of the Donner Canadian Foundation.

The finalists are:

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Democratizing the Constitution: Reforming Responsible Government, by Peter Aucoin, Mark D. Jarvis and Lori Turnbull (Emond Montgomery Publications);

Toward Improving Canada's Skilled Immigration Policy: An Evaluation Approach, by Charles M. Beach, Alan G. Green and Christopher Worswick (C.D. Howe Institute);

Museum Pieces: Toward the Indigenization of Canadian Museums, by Ruth B. Phillips (McGill-Queen's University Press);

XXL: Obesity and the Limits of Shame, by Neil Seeman and Patrick Luciani (University of Toronto Centre for Public Management).

The short list was chosen from 58 submissions. Runners up receive $7,500 apiece.

The winner of this year's Donner Prize will be announced May 1.

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