2021 FinalistBalsillie Prize for Public Policy
for On Borrowed Time: North America's Next Big Quake
"Nearly two years into this century's first major pandemic, no one needs a reminder that even predictable events can have devastating and lasting consequences. On Borrowed Time sheds insight on a different kind of disaster that is both foreseeable and inevitable: the silent earthquake risk gripping many regions in North America. Gregor Craigie walks us through Canada’s seismic hotspots, observing that the solutions — from general upgrades to more proactive regulatory measures — are known and proven to save lives. The challenge is in how to overcome persistent apathy to marshal the necessary will and leadership to prepare. On Borrowed Time is a compelling call to action for politicians, policymakers, and Canadians to not wait until it's too late."
—2021 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy Jury (Samantha Nutt, Taki Sarantakis, and Scott Young)