Shaughnessy Cohen Prize finalist Geoffrey Stevens on Flora!
2022 FinalistShaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
for Flora!: A Woman in a Man's World
“A trailblazer in the Progressive Conservative Party, Flora MacDonald navigated the highs and lows of her political career with trademark verve and charm. Flora! paints rich new portraits of Tories from John Diefenbaker to Brian Mulroney and provides timely context for the Conservative coalition’s internal debates. MacDonald’s most celebrated episodes — her 1976 run for the PC leadership and her role in the “Canadian Caper” in Iran — contain an equal helping of caution and wisdom for today’s politicians.”
— 2022 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize Jury (Charelle Evelyn, Jacques Poitras, and Lisa Raitt)