2021 FinalistBalsillie Prize for Public Policy
for Neglected No More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada's Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic
"Veteran journalist and health columnist André Picard’s powerful and thorough exposé of the crisis in Canada’s eldercare is a must-read for families, politicians, policymakers, and health providers. Evocative storytelling is suffused with a detailed analysis of the fragmented, disjointed, and badly neglected system that routinely fails those in greatest need of protection. The COVID-19 pandemic, which disproportionately killed thousands in Canada’s seniors’ homes, laid bare the shameful cost of political inaction. Picard’s book is more than a wake-up call — it is an urgent, powerful appeal to the nation and a blueprint for treating all seniors with the dignity, respect, and compassion they deserve."
—2021 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy Jury (Samantha Nutt, Taki Sarantakis, and Scott Young)