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Day Two: The Bone Cage goes down for the count

Welcome to Canada Reads Day Two: Tuesday, February 8. The debate was streamed across the country at 10:06 a.m. ET.

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A Q&A followed this broadcast, you can also watch it here.

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Here's how the vote went down:

  • Debbie Travis: The Bone Cage
  • Georges Laraque: Unless
  • Lorne Cardinal: The Bone Cage
  • Ali Velshi: Unless
  • Sara Quin: The Bone Cage

Five game-changing moments from Day Two

1. Sara Quin was eloquent in the face of yesterday's defeat (her pick, Essex County by Jeff Lemire, was first to be voted off) and took on the role of kingmaker, casting the vote that would send The Bone Cage home.

2. Debbie Travis confessed that she hadn't read all of The Best Laid Plans, a startling admission that had some of the other panelists, and probably a lot of audience members, scratching their heads.

3. Lorne Cardinal continued to take a non-confrontational approach to the debate, and pointed to The Birth House as his book's stiffest competition.

4. Georges Laraque openly threw his support behind Ali Velshi and The Best Laid Plans after The Bone Cage was eliminated. 

5. The online discussions prove themselves once again to be smart, opinionated and enthusiastic, and the people in the live television studio took notice, requesting and eventually airing a question from online viewers.

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What do you think? What do you think was the real game-changing moment of the day? How do you feel about The Bone Cage heading home? And which book do you think will be left standing at the end of tomorrow's show?



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