Breakdown Wins The Donner Prize

Breakdown Wins The Donner Prize

Posted on September 16 by Dennis McConaghy in Awards
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Dundurn Press is thrilled to congratulate author Dennis McConaghy whose 2019 book Breakdown is the winner of the 2019/2020 Donner Prize!

Breakdown: The Pipeline Debate and the Threat to Canada's Future is an examination of Canada’s struggle to rationalize hydrocarbon development, culminating in the 2018 impasse over the Trans Mountain Pipeline extension. Named one of the Hill Times’ “100 Best Non-Fiction Canadian Books in 2019,” Breakdown is McConaghy’s second book after 2017’s highly praised Dysfunction: Canada after Keystone XL.

The Donner Prize celebrates excellence in public policy writing by Canadians and five exemplary titles made the 2020 prize shortlist. In awarding the $50,000 prize to McConaghy, the 2020 Donner jury said Breakdown “addresses arguably one of the most contentious and consequential sets of policy issues facing Canada today – the nexus of resource development, climate change, Indigenous rights and Alberta alienation.” Learn more about the Donner Prize here.

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Dennis McConaghy

Dennis McConaghy is a Canadian energy executive who has nearly forty years of industry experience in infrastructure development and is the author of Dysfunction: Canada after Keystone XL. He lives in Calgary.