Canada’s National Observer is proud to announce our lead columnist Max Fawcett has been nominated for a National Newspaper Award for column writing.

The prestigious Mary Ann Shadd Cary Award for Columns is awarded each year to the top Canadian commentator. This nomination is recognition that Max is among the very best political writers in the country.

“I’m thrilled Max has received this well-deserved honour for his brilliant and influential writing,” CNO founder and publisher Linda Wood said.

Max’s nomination is based on three pieces examining Conservative attacks on the federal government’s climate policy, the federal Liberals’ carbon tax communication problems and the war on expertise.

His no-holds-barred, insightful observations on federal politics and climate policy make him a popular guest on podcasts and television broadcasts. In addition to writing a regular column for CNO, Max writes a weekly newsletter offering readers additional commentary.

Max keeps up this blistering pace as only someone who lives and breathes politics could do.

“I've always loved politics and always loved writing about it, so this is already a dream job for me. Getting recognized as a finalist in this always competitive category is just icing on the cake,” he said.

“Here's hoping I can do the Observer team proud when they announce the winner next month.”

As Max’s editor, I can say he is a delight to work with. His copy consistently sings, his ideas often challenge my assumptions, and at least once a week, I’m treated to a laugh-out-loud moment. Doesn’t get better than that.

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Congratulations, Max!! So very well deserved!!

Congrats Max, your work has such a nice sharp edge, great you're getting the recognition.

Way to go, Max!! Well deserved.

Huge Congratulations to you, Max Fawcett! You entirely deserve this major award,
And remember that even if you are not given it, that so many of us are very grateful for your great reporting on climate change and its causes and extremely negative effects on Canadians and the entire world.
Many thanks to you, Max, from me and from so many of us Canadians.

Congratulations to Max. Well deserved.