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In this annual title fight, five celebrity panelists defend their favourite work of Canadian fiction. One by one, books are voted off the list, until one panelist triumphs with the book for Canada to read this year.

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In this annual title fight, five celebrity panelists defend their favourite work of Canadian fiction. One by one, books are voted off the list, until one panelist triumphs with the book for Canada to read this year.

    Canada Reads 2019: Day Four

    Canada Reads 2019: Day Four

    The final two books go head to head in the last round of debates. Who will win Canada Reads 2019? Listen as panellists Yanic Truesdale, Lisa Ray, Joe Zee, Ziya Tong and Chuck Comeau discuss which book is the one book to move all of Canada. The debates are hosted by Ali Hassan.

    • 54 min
    Canada Reads 2019: Day Three

    Canada Reads 2019: Day Three

    With only three books remaining, the debates get spirited. Panellists Yanic Truesdale, Lisa Ray, Joe Zee, Ziya Tong and Chuck Comeau discuss the portrayal of loss and the power of hope in the books still left on the table. The debates are hosted by Ali Hassan.

    • 54 min
    Canada Reads 2019: Day Two

    Canada Reads 2019: Day Two

    With one book down and four remaining, the debates roll on. Hosted by Ali Hassan, listen as Yanic Truesdale, Lisa Ray, Joe Zee, Ziya Tong and Chuck Comeau discuss the writing and setting of the four books still on the table.

    • 54 min
    Canada Reads 2019: Day One

    Canada Reads 2019: Day One

    Canada's ultimate battle of the books kicks off! Hosted by Ali Hassan, listen as Yanic Truesdale, Lisa Ray, Joe Zee, Ziya Tong and Chuck Comeau champion one book they think all of Canada should read. The five defenders bring their diverse perspectives to this year's theme: One Book to Move You.

    • 54 min
    Get to know Canada Reads 2019 (episode one)

    Get to know Canada Reads 2019 (episode one)

    An introduction to the great Canadian book debate, for the uninitiated-featuring highlights from past seasons, introduced by Canada Reads host Ali Hassan.

    • 9 min
    Canada Reads 2019: Get to know Brother (episode two)

    Canada Reads 2019: Get to know Brother (episode two)

    In preparation for Canada Reads 2019, we take a closer look at David Charinady's novel Brother, which will be defended by actor and model Lisa Ray.

    • 21 min

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