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April 29, 2013 by Speakers' Spotlight

Congratulations Jeffrey Simpson, Winner of The Donner Prize

Veteran Globe and Mail political columnist Jeffrey Simpson was awarded the 2013 Donner Prize on Thursday night for his ninth book, Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health Care System Needs to be Dragged into the 21st Century.

“This book deals with the most pressing public-policy issue facing Canadians,” the jury stated, adding that “Chronic Condition should inspire a national debate on the future of Canadians’ most cherished social program.”

The book was previously nominated by the Writers’ Trust of Canada as one of five finalists for the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

An interview with Simpson on the book appears above.