In advance of the awarding of the annual $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing tonight at the Politics and the Pen Gala, HuffPost Canada will be running excerpts from the five finalists. Jacques Poitras describes "the first boundary between Canada and the U.S., [which] was drawn between Maine and New Brunswick and it has served as a microcosm for relations between the two nations ever since. Now, post 9/11, political and security concerns have begun to isolate friendly neighbours from one another."
Jacques Poitras has been CBC Radio's provincial affairs reporter in New Brunswick since 2000. He is the author of two previous books: The Right to Fight: Bernard Lord and the Conservative Dilemma and Beaverbrook: A Shattered Legacy, which was a finalist for the BC National Award for Canadian Nonfiction and won the APMA’s Best Atlantic Published Book Award. Poitras lives in Fredericton.
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