Book about the loonie wins $35,000 Donner Prize


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April 26, 2007

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Eric Helleiner of Waterloo, Ont., has won the $35,000 Donner Prize for his book about why Canada is unlikely ever to abandon the loonie.

Towards North American Monetary Union? The Politics and History of Canada's Exchange Rate Regime was awarded the Donner Prize for the best book of the year on Canadian public policy.

Helleiner was presented with the prize by the Donner Canadian Foundation at an awards dinner Wednesday at the Carlu in Toronto.

The book examines Canada's monetary policy since 1850, and analyses why Canada has always found it advantageous to have its own currency. Helleiner …

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