What's Your Story

Canadian 'nice:' why Chantal Kreviazuk is proud to be from Canada

Want to know singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk's favourite cheesy Canadian pop song?

'It's something I'm so grateful for, to be from a collective of people that are known for being just nice.'

Canada Reads panelist Chantal Kreviazuk 1:57

Throughout 2017, we're asking Canadians, "What's your story?"

When we sat down with Juno-winning singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, who's defending Sheila Watt-Cloutier's The Right to Be Cold on this year's Canada Reads, we also got to ask some of our favourite rapid-fire questions about the country: What famous Canadian do you want to have dinner with? What emoji best represents Canada? And what cheesy Canadian song do you secretly love? (She answered that last one with a brief rendition.)

Kreviazuk also told us about a time she got pegged for being Canadian when in L.A., thanks only to her friendly, Canadian smile.

The Canada Reads debates take place March 27 to 30 and you can catch them on air on CBC Radio One at 11 a.m., live streamed on CBCbooks.ca at 11 a.m. and broadcast on CBC Television at 4 p.m.

What's your story?
What defines Canada for you? Is there a time that you were proud to be Canadian, or perhaps a time you felt disappointed? Is there a place, person, or event in your life that sums up what being Canadian is to you? Tell us at cbc.ca/whatsyourstory.

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