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Winner of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize announced!
Congratulations to Beverley McLachlin, who won this year's Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for Truth Be Told: My Journey Through Life and the Law. Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin offers an intimate and revealing look at her life, from her childhood in the Alberta foothills to her career on the Supreme Court, where she helped to shape the social and moral fabric of the country. McLachlin presided over the most prominent cases in the country—involving Charter challenges, same-sex marriage, and euthanasia. With warmth, honesty, and deep wisdom, McLachlin invites us into her legal and personal life—into the hopes and doubts, the triumphs and losses on and off the bench. Through it all, her constant faith in justice remained her true north. In an age of division and uncertainty, McLachlin’s memoir is a reminder that justice and the rule of law remain our best hope for a progressive and bright future.