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March 2014

"We're on the verge of change:" Joseph Boyden and Wab Kinew on reconciliation

Is Canada ready for reconciliation? Wab Kinew and Joseph Boyden say yes. ...

Canada Reads 2014: The final

What a spectacular end to a week of incredible debates. You can now watch the on-demand video replay. ...

Samantha Bee: "For them there is no Wab Kinew to speak..."

In her final address to the panelists before the vote, Bee summed up her feelings about Cockroach in an emotional moment, while also paying tribute to the remarkable performance of her competitor Wab....

How The Orenda could change Canada

Many Canada Reads fans felt Wab Kinew did a masterful job of highlighting the book's strengths and addressing it's perceived weaknesses. ...

Canada Reads 2014: Some of the greatest moments

Who knew a reality show about books could lead to such emotional, intense, and insightful moments? Watch our highlight reel....

Samantha Bee: Immigrants should be allowed to express themselves

Samantha Bee, defending Rawi Hage's Cockroach, responds to criticisms about the book's pessimistic tone. Bee argued that immigrant experiences are diverse and some of them are "ugly." That doesn't make them less worthy of sharing....

Stephen Lewis: What other country rallies around books?

Stephen Lewis knows a thing or two about the world. So we trust him when he says, with pride, that Canada is a country that rallies around books and that Canada Reads is a unique experience. A popular reality show about literature -- only in Canada, eh?...

VOTE: Which book do you want to see eliminated on Day Four?

It's come down to the final two books. Vote for which book you think should be eliminated by the panelists....

Canada Reads 2014: Predictions

The final two books will contend for the Canada Reads crown on Thursday morning, and it's been quite a wild ride. In fact, this infographic indicates how wild it's been....

Sarah Gadon passionately defends Annabel

Sarah Gadon and the other panelists get into a heated debate over gender and identity in the book....

Canada Reads 2014: Day Three

The final two books have been decided. Watch the on-demand video replay of Wednesday morning's debate....

Wab Kinew and Stephen Lewis debate torture in The Orenda

One of the most intense moments of Day Two happened when Stephen Lewis brought up the graphic depiction of torture in Joseph Boyden's The Orenda. Wab Kinew, who is defending The Orenda, countered with salient cultural and historical points. ...

Canada Reads: Predictions Recap Day Two

Each day we'll be looking at predictions on how the daily voting in Canada Reads would turn out and see how they measured up. ...

Canada Reads 2014: Day Two

Ready to catch up on the second day of debates? Watch the video on-demand replay of Tuesday morning's debate. ...

Sarah Gadon on youth and optimism

Day Two of the debates saw more passionate debate from the panelists. In this one moment, actress Sarah Gadon, who is defending Kathleen Winter's Annabel, addressed critiques that there was too much redemption in the ending of the book....

VOTE: Which book do you want to see eliminated on Day Three?

Two books are down, three remain in contention. Have your say by casting your vote for the novel you want to see eliminated next....

Canada Reads 2014: Day One

The battle of the books is back! Check back later this morning for the on-demand video replay, as well as to see photos from the show. We've got a summary of what happened in this post....

Canada Reads Predictions Recap

As we made our way towards the shows, we launched a contest asking people to predict, each day, on the outcome of the voting. In this post, we'll compare the predictions with that actually transpired. Here's a chart depicting Day One....

Wab Kinew's stellar spoken word opening

One of the most memorable highlights of the first day of debates was Wab Kinew, who is defending Joseph Boyden's The Orenda, launching into an epic spoken word introduction that touched upon the other finalist books while outlining his argument......

The Canada Reads People's Choice winner!

Canada, it's now time to have your say. Which one of the five Canada Reads contenders should have won the 2014 battle of the books? Cast your vote now!...

VOTE: Which book do you want to see eliminated from Canada Reads second?

Why let the panelists have all the fun? Have your say by casting your vote for the novel you want to see eliminated below!...

Are you ready? Canada Reads is here!

Tune in March 3-6 on CBC Radio, CBC TV, Sirius XM, the documentary channel or right here at CBC Books to catch all the action!...
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