Speaker's Book Award
The Speaker’s Book Award recognizes non-fiction works by Ontario authors reflecting the diverse culture and rich history of the province and of its residents. Topics include the history of the province and its many communities; prominent figures in Ontario from various fields including, but not limited to, politics, culture, arts, education and business; the history and achievements of women and minorities in Ontario; and the development of Ontario’s parliamentary system.
Special consideration is given to works focusing on Ontario’s parliamentary heritage and on provincial political discourse.
The winning book is announced at an annual awards reception held at the Ontario Legislature, and is then featured at the Legislative Assembly Gift Shop and in the Legislative Library. A monetary prize is awarded to the recipient.