Jury and Call for Submissions Announced for $50,000 Donner Prize

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Allan Gotlieb, Chairman of the Donner Canadian 
Foundation, announced the official Call for Submissions for the fifteenth 
annual Donner Prize, the award for best book on public policy by a Canadian. 
The winner will receive $50,000, and shortlisted titles will take home $7,500. 
The prize encourages and celebrates excellence in public policy writing by 
Canadians, on topics of great importance to Canadians. 
Mr. Gotlieb also announced this year's prize jury, who are tasked with 
selecting the shortlist and the eventual winner of the Donner Prize. "It is my 
pleasure to see the return of four of last year's distinguished jurors, as 
well as welcome Jennifer Jeffs to the jury for the 2012 Donner Prize," said 
Gotlieb. 
Dr. Jennifer A. Jeffs is the President of the Canadian International Council, 
a Director of the Canadian Council of the Americas, and a member of the 
Advisory Council of the Canada-Mexico Initiative. 
The Honourable Anne McLellan will return as this year's Jury chair. McLellan 
joined Bennett Jones LLP after a distinguished career in federal politics, 
where she served four terms as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Edmonton 
Centre from 1993-2006. She is former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, 
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Minister of Health, 
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Minister of Natural 
Resources and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians. 
Also returning to the jury are Marcel Boyer, Emeritus Professor of Economics 
at the Université de Montréal; Kevin Lynch, Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group; 
and Denis Stairs, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Dalhousie 
University. 
The Donner Canadian Foundation, one of Canada's largest foundations, created 
the prize to encourage increased research on public policy in Canada and to 
promote the discussion of policy issues in the public arena. In giving this 
annual award, the Foundation seeks not only to broaden policy debate, but also 
increase general awareness of the importance of policy discourse. The 2011 
prize went to the late Peter Aucoin, Mark D. Jarvis and Lori Turnbull for 
DEMOCRATIZING THE CONSTITUTION: REFORMING RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT. 
"It truly was an honour winning the Donner Prize for Democratizing the 
Constitution. It is always nice to have your work recognized, but having it 
recognized by such a respected award has ensured a far greater audience and 
broader discussion of what we firmly believed were important and pressing 
ideas than they would have otherwise received," said Jarvis. 
Emond Montgomery Publications, the publisher of the 2011 winning book, added, 
"It was a great honour for one of EMP's books to win the Donner Prize. As a 
relatively small publisher, this prestigious prize has given a significant 
boost to our profile." 
Books submitted for the 2012 prize should focus on public policy issues - be 
they regional, national, or international - that have clear implications and 
relevance for Canada, for example: regulatory and legal reform, public 
finance, the environment, urban affairs, health care, and education reform. 
Submissions must be written by Canadian citizens, but they may be published by 
non-Canadian publishing houses, so long as the books have implications for 
Canada. For the 2012 prize, books that are written by Canadians in either 
English or French, between January 1, and December 31, 2012, are eligible. 
See www.DonnerBookPrize.com for complete rules regarding eligibility and 
submission procedures. 
The $50,000 Donner Prize for 2011 was awarded to DEMOCRATIZING THE 
CONSTITUTION: REFORMING RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT by Peter Aucoin, Mark D. Jarvis 
and Lori Turnbull (Emond Montgomery Publications). The $7,500 shortlisted 
titles were: TOWARD IMPROVING CANADA'S SKILLED IMMIGRATION POLICY: AN 
EVALUATION APPROACH by Charles M. Beach, the late 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), and XXL: OBESITY AND THE LIMITS OF SHAME by Neil Seeman and 
Patrick Luciani (University of Toronto Centre for Public Management). 
The deadline for submissions for this year's prize is November 30, 2012. The 
shortlist will be announced in late March 2013, and the winner will be 
proclaimed at a gala dinner in Toronto in April 2013. 
Sherry Naylor, Prize Manager Phone: (416) 368-8253 
E-mail:sherry@mdgassociates.com www.donnerbookprize.com 
SOURCE: Donner Canadian Foundation 
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