In advance of the awarding of the annual $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing this Wednesday, HuffPost Canada will be running excerpts from the five finalists. Ron Graham's book documents the constitutional conference of November 1, 1981, as "the culmination of more than five decades of political wrangling, one last attempt to renew the constitution with the consent of the provinces."
Ron Graham is the author of five books, including One-Eyed Kings, which was named one of the Best Canadian Political Books of the Last 25 Years by the Writers’ Trust of Canada and Samara. He also edited The Essential Trudeau and the two volumes of memoirs by Jean Chrétien. With his wife and three children, he divides his time between downtown Toronto and a cabin in Quebec.
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