Shopping for Votes

How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them


Susan Delacourt is a senior political writer with the Toronto Star, formerly of the Globe and Mail, who has been covering Canada’s capital since the 1980s. She has written three books -- United We Fall, Shaughnessy and Juggernaut -- and is a regular commentator on CTV and CBC. She is winner of the 2011 Charles Lynch Award, an annual award presented to a Canadian journalist in recognition of outstanding coverage of national issues as selected by their colleagues in the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery.


  • Winner, Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism 2014
  • Short-listed, John W. Dafoe Book Prize 2014
  • Short-listed, Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction 2014