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Canada Reads 2017: Watch the Day Two replay

And then there were three. The battle of the books continues at 11 a.m. ET on March 29, 2017.
Day Two of Canada Reads ended in a nail-biter of a vote. Two books are now out of the competition. (Craig Cooper/CBC)

Only three books remain in the running for the Canada Reads crown after another contender was eliminated on Day Two.

The second round featured plenty of energetic debate as the panellists addressed challenging questions, including which book they found to be most inclusive and which book would help Canadians learn from the past. There were lots of props given to rival books but also some shade thrown, all of it leading to another tight vote. You can watch the replay below:

  • To see how everyone voted on all four days of debate, click here

The debates 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 time.

Eliminated on Day One:

How do ties get broken on Canada Reads?

Canada Reads is a live show that lasts for 54 minutes. Once we get to the vote, we have a finite amount of time to finish the show. For that reason, we have a very clear process to quickly break ties.

When two books tie with two votes each, we go to the person who didn't vote for either of the tied books. This can create a situation where someone is saving their own book (e.g. Cameron Bailey saved Ru on day one of Canada Reads 2015), but it does not always create that situation (e.g. Clara Hughes broke a tie between The Hero's Walk and Minister Without Portfolio on day one of Canada Reads 2016).

The other tie that's possible is a five-way tie on day one, where each book has one vote against. In that case, we go to the online poll to see which book the audience has voted to save. The person who voted for that book now gets to cast a new vote, which is the tiebreaker.

These are the rules of the game. 


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