Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Pipelines, Banking among Topics Covered by Finalists for Business Book Award

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Pipelines, Banking among Topics Covered by Finalists for Business Book Award

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Finalists revealed for business book award

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TORONTO - Canada's pipeline politics, information-age banking and economic development in the Maritimes are among the topics covered by the titles shortlisted for National Business Book Award.

The finalists for the $30,000 prize awarded to the most outstanding Canadian business-related book in 2017 were announced Tuesday.

Authors vying for the award include Chris Turner with "The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands," published by Simon & Schuster, which aims to offer a balanced perspective on an often polarizing national debate that pits industry interests against concerns about climate change.

Also on the list is "Looking for Bootstraps: Economic Development in the Maritimes" (Nimbus Publishing), in which New Brunswick political economist Donald Savoie takes a hard look at the forces and policy failures that have contributed to economic underperformance in eastern Canada. …

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