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Geoffrey Stevens is the former managing editor of Maclean’s and The Globe and Mail. His books on politics include The Player, a biography of Dalton Camp which won the 2003 Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize. Stevens teaches political science at the University of Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier University, where he also received an honorary Doctor of Letters for his contribution to political reporting and public discourse. Stevens is a weekly columnist for The Record in Waterloo and the Guelph Mercury. He lives in Cambridge, ON.


Shaughnessy Cohen Prize finalist Geoffrey Stevens on Flora!

Award History

2022 Finalist

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
for Flora!: A Woman in a Man's World

Jury Citation

“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)