2021 FinalistBalsillie Prize for Public Policy
for “Indian” in the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power
"A thoughtful and respectful memoir, “Indian” in the Cabinet provides an overview of Jody Wilson-Raybould's time as a member of parliament and a senior federal cabinet minister. Wilson-Raybould describes how public policy plays out within an established institutional context, and shares her own powerful personal encounters with three long-standing features of the policy landscape in Canada: executive power, party discipline, and cabinet solidarity. This book is Wilson-Raybould’s plea that Canadians not take our institutions for granted, nor allow complacency to lead us into a collective malaise as we face the challenges of the future. It is our job to do the hard work and due diligence required to maintain good governance."
—2021 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy Jury (Samantha Nutt, Taki Sarantakis, and Scott Young)