Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

May 01, 2009 14:19 ET

As a Proud Supporter of Canadian Books, the Government of Canada Congratulates the Winner of the 11th Donner Prize

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 1, 2009) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Dean Del Maestro, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament (Peterborough), took part in the 11th annual Donner Prize award ceremony yesterday. The Donner Prize rewards excellence and innovation in Canadian public policy writing.

"On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and our Government, I would like to congratulate Ken S. Coates, P. Whitney Lackenbauer, William R. Morrison, and Greg Poelzer, winners of this year's Donner Prize for their book, Arctic Front: Defending Canada in the Far North," said Mr. Del Maestro. "Our Government has an Integrated Northern Strategy resting on four pillars-protecting our environmental heritage, promoting economic and social development, exercising our sovereignty, and improving and developing governance-so I'm pleased to see that these outstanding writers have made a contribution to public policy development in our True North"

The Government of Canada invests more than $68 million every year in Canadian writing and book publishing through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Public Lending Right Commission.

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    Deirdra McCracken
    Director of Communications
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations