Hébert and Jean Lapierre


Chantal Hébert and Jean Lapierre on The Morning After

Award History

2014 Finalist

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
for The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was

Jury Citation

“Chantal Hébert and Jean Lapierre, a formidable team when it comes to Quebec politics, offer probing interviews with the main players in the 1995 referendum fight. They asked: what would Canada have looked like the morning after a federalist loss? Written clearly and without pretension, their revelations of the consequences are dramatic. Simply put, The Morning After is a great read, providing new insights for those who lived through the referendum – and helping those who did not to understand what was at stake.” – 2014 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize Jury (Denise Chong, Terry Galvin, Jane Taber)