Chantal Kreviazuk on why Sheila Watt-Cloutier's The Right to Be Cold should win Canada Reads

The Canada Reads panellist stops by q to defend her book pick, Sheila Watt-Cloutier's The Right to Be Cold.
Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2014. (CBC)

Chantal Kreviazuk admits that her Canada Reads pick, Sheila Watt-Cloutier's The Right to Be Cold, can be a challenging read. It definitely challenged her. But, that's exactly why she urges everyone to check it out. 

"This book can unite the nation," she says. "Through the common understanding this book can give us, we can really change the world together, perhaps in a way that we have not done." 

Watt-Cloutier's book takes on climate change and the future of the world's environment. Kreviazuk adds: "We are in dire need of that information."

Hear more about Kreviazuk's favourite book and her strategy going into this year's Canada Reads today on the show. Canada Reads kicks off on March 27. 

— Produced by Jean Kim