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Canada Reads 2017 Finale: Watch the replay

In the end, one book was eliminated and the other is now a Canada Reads winner. Watch the replay on-demand.
Humble The Poet (left) and Measha Brueggergosman head into the finale. (Craig Cooper/CBC)

On the Canada Reads finale, Humble The Poet, defending Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis, faced off against Measha Brueggergosman, defending Madeline Ashby's Company Town, to decide the winner of this year's show.

On the final day of debates, Humble and Measha were given opportunities to sway panellists Candy Palmater, Jody Mitic and Chantal Kreviazuk through discussions about the books' writing quality, the respective endings and how well they addressed issues important to Canadians.

Canadian celebrities defend their chosen titles in CBC's annual battle-of-the-books with host Ali Hassan. 10:57

In the end, one book was eliminated and the other is now a Canada Reads winner. Watch the replay in the video player above or click here to find out who won.

The finale will air on CBC Radio One at 11:05 a.m. ET, CT, MT, PT. They will air at 1:05 p.m. in Atlantic Canada and 1:35 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador. The shows will air on CBC Television at 4 p.m. local.

Eliminated:

DAY THREE: Chantal Kreviazuk defending The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier

DAY TWO: Jody Mitic defending Nostalgia by M.G. Vassanji

DAY ONE: Candy Palmater defending Company Town by Madeline Ashby

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