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TORONTO, Ont. — Professor and author Daniel Madar has been nominated for the $25,000 Donner Prize prize for his book Heavy Traffic: Deregulation, Trade and Transformation in North American Trucking.

Madar, an associate political science professor at Brock University, is one of seven finalists for the award handed for best book on Canadian public policy.

He took at expert-observer’s eye view of how economic change, such as free trade, has impacted truckers and their industry.

The shortlisted books were chosen from a field of 59 submissions and cover public policy issues such as criminal law, governance, and trade and transportation.

The winner of the prize, as well as the two, $10,000-winning runners-up, will be announced May 8 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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