Chantal Kreviazuk

Chantal Kreviazuk defended Sheila Watt-Cloutier's memoir The Right to Be Cold on Canada Reads 2017.
Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2014. (CBC)

Chantal Kreviazuk defended The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier on Canada Reads 2017. The book was eliminated on Day Three of the debates.

Since releasing her platinum-selling debut album Under these Rocks and Stones in 1997, Chantal Kreviazuk has become one of Canada's most beloved artists. Her rise to fame was solidified in 1998 when international audiences heard the Winnipeg native's now-iconic rendition of "Leaving on a Jet Plane" on the Armageddon soundtrack. After a string of distinguished albums, Chantal spent the past several years raising her three sons while simultaneously collaborating with superstars such as Drake, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Kendrick Lamar and Pink. In 2012, Chantal was part of the CBC project Who Do You Think You Are?, which helped her trace her First Nations ancestry (her great-grandmother was Métis). She was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2014. In the summer of 2016, the Juno Award winner released the much-anticipated Hard Sail, her first album in seven years.

Interviews

Singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk argues that Sheila Watt-Cloutier's memoir The Right to Be Cold challenges Canadians to think about who they want to be in the fight against climate change. 1:37
The Canada Reads panellist stops by q to defend her book pick, Sheila Watt-Cloutier's The Right to Be Cold. 7:36