Chris Turner, the 2012 Greber Magazine Award winner has won the $30,000 National Business Book Award. “The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands” (Simon & Schuster) is a comprehensive look at Canada’s pipeline debate.
Focused on Fort McMurray, and the oil sands in northern Alberta that contain the world’s second largest proven reserve of oil, it documents the collision between two conflicting world views–one of industrial triumph and another of environmental stewardship.
The award for the most outstanding Canadian business-related book in 2018 is co-sponsored by the BMO Financial Group and law firm Bennett Jones.
Former CBC chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge chaired this year’s jury, which also included Deirdre McMurdy, David Denison, Anna Porter, Pamela Wallin and Leonard Waverman.