Chantal Kreviazuk

Defending The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Chantal Kreviazuk

Since releasing her platinum-selling debut album Under these Rocks and Stones in 1997, Chantal Kreviazuk has become one of Canada's most beloved artists. Her rise to fame was solidified in 1998 when international audiences heard the Winnipeg native's now-iconic rendition of "Leaving on a Jet Plane" on the Armageddon soundtrack. After a string of distinguished albums, Chantal spent the past several years raising her three sons while simultaneously collaborating with superstars such as Drake, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Kendrick Lamar and Pink. In 2012, Chantal was part of the CBC project Who Do You Think You Are?, which helped her trace her First Nations ancestry (her great-grandmother was Métis). She was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2014. In the summer of 2016, the Juno Award winner released the much-anticipated Hard Sail, her first album in seven years.

Chantal Kreviazuk is defending The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier for Canada Reads 2017.

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Chantal Kreviazuk on why The Right to Be Cold is the book Canadians need now:

It's exactly what the theme of Canada Reads is this year. It's about the urgency that the climate is presenting to us, that the Earth is begging us to listen. Sheila shows us that each individual is not only directly connected to the planet and its manifestations, but is also important in the whole scheme of things.