2015 Finalist

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

for Grit: The Life and Politics of Paul Martin Sr.

Jury Citation

“Paul Martin Senior was a giant in our nation’s politics. Greg Donaghy’s biography explores the understudied life and underappreciated politics of one of the builders of modern Canada. A Member of Parliament for Windsor, Ontario and Liberal government minister, Martin was a champion of ground-breaking policy reform – from pensions and health care, to universal rights and global citizenship – that would lay the foundations of what many still consider to be the core elements of the Canadian identity. Donaghy’s highly readable and important book gives credit where it is due.” – 2015 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Jury (Tim Cook, Robyn Doolittle, and Antonia Maioni)