Living with China: A Middle Power Finds Its Way, by Wendy Dobson, is a finalist for this year's prestigious Donner Prize, one of the best public policy books of the year. She offers a summary of her book here.
The Wealth of First Nations, by Tom Flanagan, published by the Fraser Institute, is one of this year's five finalists for the prestigious Donner Prize, the best public policy book of the year. Here's an excerpt.
Breakdown addresses arguably one of the most contentious and consequential set of policy issues facing Canada today—the nexus of resource development, climate change, Indigenous rights and Alberta alienation. It presents the history of four pipeline projects and overlays the political decisions that have resulted in many projects not being supported or being delayed significantly. It's also one of five books nominated for this year's prestigious Donner Prize, the best public policy book of the year. This is an excerpt.
The issue of ensuring Canadian culture survives the technological change in the production and distribution of digital content is front and centre in policy debate in Parliament. Here, industry veteran Richard Stursberg clearly outlines the threat from FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google), providing both historical context and explicit recommendations, including a clarified definition of Canadian content, as well as possible approaches to subsidizing that content. He paints a very dim portrait of the status quo and conveys a sense of urgent need for policy action to level the playing field.
The Tangled Garden: A Canadian Cultural Manifesto For The Digital Age, by Richard Stursberg, is one five finalists for this year's $50,000 Donner Prize, the best book on public policy. The other four are: Empty Planet, by Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson; Living With China, by Wendy Dobson; The Wealth of First Nations, by Thomas Flanagan; and Breakdown, by Dennis McConaghy. The winner will be announced in the fall.
The upcoming book, co-edited by Alex Marland and Thierry Giasson, works to pull back the curtain on the important, but too often overlooked aspects of Canadian federal elections.
'If we can deliver fast food to people, we can deliver life-saving medical support to people’s doors,' says Benjamin Perrin, a former senior adviser to then-prime minister Stephen Harper, about providing safe supply for those with opioid addictions amid this pandemic.
David Taras and Christopher Waddell recently authored The End of the CBC?, published by the University of Toronto Press. They have exceptional credentials to examine the English arm of the public broadcaster.
Laura Trethewey talks about her new book, The Imperilled Ocean: Human Stories From a Changing Sea, an illuminating, beautifully written, and important read, especially for Canada's federal legislators.