The prize for the year’s best Canadian book of political writing is named for an outspoken MP from Windsor, Ontario, who died on Dec. 9, 1998.
The finalists, announced Tuesday:
- Marcello Di Cintio for Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, published by Goose Lane Editions.
- Taras Grescoe for Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile, published by HarperCollins Publishers.
- Noah Richler for What We Talk About When We Talk About War, published by Goose Lane Editions.
- Jeffrey Simpson for Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health-Care System Needs to be Dragged into the 21st Century, published by Allen Lane Canada.
- Peter F. Trent for The Merger Delusion: How Swallowing Its Suburbs Made an Even Bigger Mess of Montreal, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Former MP Ed Broadbent, National Post columnist Tasha Kheiriddin, and novelist and translator Daniel Poliquin are on the jury.
The winner will be announced in Ottawa on March 6 at the Politics and the Pen Gala.