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Meet the Canada Reads 2019 contenders

The debates take place March 25-28

What do a musician, a model, a science journalist, an actor and a fashion guru have in common? They are all panellists for Canada Reads 2019. Over four days in March, the five defenders will bring their diverse perspectives to this year’s theme: One Book to Move You.

The contenders and their chosen books are:

Ali Hassan returns to host for a third year.

The debates take place March 25-28, 2019. 

They will air on CBC Radio One at 11 a.m. (1 p.m. AT/1:30 p.m. NT), on CBC at 3 p.m. (3:30 NT), live streamed online at CBC Books at 11 a.m. ET and will be available on the free CBC Gemstreaming service.

If you’re in Toronto, you can get tickets to be part of the live studio audience.

Get to know the Canada Reads 2019 contenders below.