Toronto -- A 352-page book focusing on Canadian monetary policy in the 20th century has won the $35,000 Donner Prize for excellence in writing about Canadian public policy. Author Eric Helleiner received the prize for Towards North American Monetary Union? The Politics and History of Canada's Exchange Rate Regime at a ceremony last night in Toronto.

Helleiner, chair of international public policy at the Centre for International Governance Innovation at the University of Waterloo, beat two other short-listed writers, each of whom received $5,000 prizes. The runners-up were Roy Rempel for Dreamland: How Canada's Pretend Foreign Policy Has Undermined Sovereignty...

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