Canada Reads

Spoiler alert: Who won Canada Reads 2017?

Check out how the votes came down throughout the week.
Five panellists, four days. Only one will emerge the champion. (CBC)

Finale: Fifteen Dogs defended by Humble The Poet won Canada Reads, as Company Town defended by Measha Brueggergosman was eliminated


Here's a breakdown of the vote:

Day Three: The Right to Be Cold defended by Chantal Kreviazuk was voted off Canada Reads


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Day Two: Nostalgia defended by Jody Mitic was voted off Canada Reads

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Day One: The Break defended by Candy Palmater was voted off Canada Reads

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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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