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Professor Emeritus Tom Courchene finalist for book prize

Professor Emeritus Thomas Courchene’s (Economics, School of Policy Studies), recent book, Indigenous Nationals, Canadian Citizens: From First Contact to Canada 150 and Beyond, is a finalist for the 2018/19 Donner Prize.

The Institute of Intergovernmental Relations (IIGR) at Queen’s published the book as part of the McGill-Queen’s University Press Policy Studies Series. Dr. Courchene gave the IIGR’s 2018 Kenneth MacGregor lecture on the book.

The Donner Prize recognizes the best public policy book by a Canadian. The prize “encourages and celebrates excellence in public policy writing by Canadians and recognizes the role good public policy plays in the well-being of Canadians and this country’s success.”

The book and its outline are available on the MQUP website.

Dr. Courchene is also the inaugural winner of the Donner Prize, awarded for the first time in 1998, for his book From Heartland to North American Region State: The Social, Fiscal and Federal Evolution of Ontario, with Colin Telmer.

The winner will be announced May 1. More information is available at the Donner Prize website.