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2014 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize Shortlist

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February 4, 2014 – Toronto – The Writers’ Trust of Canada has named the five finalists for the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. The winner will be announced in Ottawa on April 2, 2014, at the Politics and the Pen Gala.
Whatever Happened to the Music Teacher?

Whatever Happened to the Music Teacher?

How Government Decides and Why
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged : canadian

Thirty years ago, Anglo-American politicians set out to make the public sector look like the private sector. These reforms continue today, ultimately seeking to empower elected officials to shape policies and pushing public servants to manage operations in the same manner as their private-sector counterparts. In Whatever Happened to the Music Teacher?, Donald Savoie provides a nuanced account of how the Canadian federal government makes decisions. Savoie argues that the traditional role of publi …

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The Dogs Are Eating Them Now

The Dogs Are Eating Them Now

Our War in Afghanistan
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

For readers of War by Sebastian Junger, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch, and The Forever War by Dexter Filkins: The Dogs Are Eating Them Now is a raw, uncensored account of the war in Afghanistan from a brilliant young reporter who for several years was the only Western journalist brave enough to live full-time in the dangerous southern region.
The Dogs are Eating Them Now is a highly personal narrative of our war in Afghanistan and h …

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The Longer I'm Prime Minister

The Longer I'm Prime Minister

Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006-
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

WINNER 2014 – Ottawa Book Award for Non-Fiction
The definitive portrait of Stephen Harper in power by this country’s most trenchant, influential and surprising political commentator.
 
Oh, he won, but he won’t last. Oh, he may win again but he won’t get a majority. Oh, his trick bag is emptying fast, the ads are backfiring, the people are onto him, and soon his own party will turn on him. And let me tell you, it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy . . .
Despite a constant barrage of outrag …

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