About Shaughnessy Cohen

Shaughnessy Cohen was the Minister of Parliament for the riding of Windsor-St. Clair from 1993 until her death in 1998. Affectionately known as “Radio Shaughnessy,” she was outspoken, popular, and beloved for her sense of humour and devoted friendship. She was a lawyer by training, and used her legal background in crime as chair of the Commons Justice Committee. Shaughnessy is survived by her daughter Dena and husband Jerome. Journalist Susan Delacourt published a biography, The Passionate Politics of Shaughnessy Cohen, in 2000, the same year the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing was established.

On the tenth anniversary of the prize a video about Shaughnessy and the prize that bears her name was produced. It features reminiscences from Margaret Atwood, Peter McKay, Pamela Wallin, Anne McLellan, Janice Gross Stein, and Susan Delacourt.

 

 





Writers' Trust Fellowship
 
Nomination Deadline

May 20, 2016
  


Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
 
Second Deadline

May 25, 2016
For books published between
March 23 - May 24
  


Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
 
Second Deadline

May 25, 2016
For books published between
March 23 - May 24
  
 

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing  
First Deadline

June 15, 2016
For books published between
Jan 1 - June 14
  
 

Woodcock Fund
Applications

Ongoing

 


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