Journalist John Lorinc and former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz are among the nominees for this year’s Donner Prize, which goes to the best public policy book.
It’s the 25th anniversary for the prize awarded by the Donner Canadian Foundation, and the purse has been raised to $60,000 from $50,000.
Lorinc is nominated for Dream States: Smart Cities, Technology, and the Pursuit of Urban Utopias, winner of this year’s Balsillie Prize for Public Policy, which is handed out by the Writers’ Trust of Canada.
Meanwhile, Poloz is shortlisted for The Next Age of Uncertainty: How the World Can Adapt to a Riskier Future.
Law professor Kent Roach made the list for Canadian Policing: Why and How It Must Change, which was also shortlisted for the Balsillie Prize.
Also nominated are Ryan Manucha for Booze, Cigarettes and Constitutional Dust-Ups: Canada’s Quest for Interprovincial Free Trade and previous Donner winner Joseph Heath for Cooperation and Social Justice.
The award is set to be handed out at a gala in Toronto on May 18.