When is Canada Reads: One Novel to Change Our Nation?



The debates are on March 3-6. You can catch them online at CBCBooks.ca at 10 a.m. ET, CBC Radio at 11 a.m. local time (1:30 p.m. NL), and CBC-TV at 4 p.m. local time (4:30 p.m. NL).


What is the one novel that could change Canada? Five celebrity panelists will decide just that over four days of debate in CBC's annual battle of the books. A novel will be eliminated each day until only one remains. That title will be crowned the one novel all of Canada should read.

Five panelists. Four days. One winner. Sound like a show you want to catch?

Here are all the ways you can take part:

ON THE WEB: Watch the livestream of the debates and participate in a daily live chat starting at 10 a.m. ET. An on-demand video of the show will be available every afternoon.

ON CBC RADIO ONE: Canada Reads will air at 11 a.m. (1:30 p.m. in NL) on CBC Radio One. A podcast of the show will be available every afternoon. A repeat broadcast will air at 8 p.m.  (8:30 p.m. in NL). The debates will also air each day on SiriusXM 169 at 11 a.m., 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. the following day.

ON CBC-TV: Watch on CBC-TV at 4 p.m. local time, or on Documentary at 7 p.m. ET and at midnight ET.

IN PERSON: The debates take place before a live studio audience each day at 10 a.m. ET. If you would like to attend in person, email canadareads[at]cbc[dot]ca to reserve your tickets. Space is limited!

RECAP SPECIALS: A one-hour recap of all the highlights will air on CBC Radio on Saturday, March 8 at 4 p.m. (4:30 in NL) and 4 p.m. (4:30 in NL). An hour-long TV recap will air on CBC TV Sunday, March 9 at 1 p.m. (1:30 in NL).


Are you ready? 








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