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Chuck Comeau, Joe Zee, Lisa Ray take on Canada Reads battle of the books

This year's edition of Canada Reads will include arguments from actress Lisa Ray, Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau, and stylist and media personality Joe Zee. Lisa Ray arrives on the green carpet at the 2011 International Indian Film Academy Awards in Toronto on Saturday, June 25, 2011. The annual debates pit panellists against each other in a series of discussions over which book should be Canada's must-read for the year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
January 31, 2019 - 5:02 AM

TORONTO - This year's edition of Canada Reads will include arguments from actress Lisa Ray, Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau, and stylist and media personality Joe Zee.

CBC's annual battle of the books will see Comeau defend "Homes" by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung (Freehand Books), Ray fight for "Brother" by David Chariandy (McClelland & Stewart) and Zee support "The Woo-Woo" by Lindsay Wong (Arsenal Pulp Press).

Also joining the panel are "Daily Planet" host and science journalist Ziya Tong, who will defend "By Chance Alone" by Max Eisen (HarperCollins), and "Gilmore Girls" actor Yanic Truesdale who will argue on behalf of "Suzanne" by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, translated by Rhonda Mullins (Coach House Books).

The annual debates pit panellists against each other in a series of discussions over which book should be Canada's must-read for the year.

Four live, hour-long debates in front of a Toronto audience are set to take place March 25 to 28. One book will be eliminated each day of the competition until the winner is chosen March 28.

The debates will be broadcast daily on CBC Radio One and CBC-TV, and live streamed online at CBCbooks.ca. It will also be available live and on demand on CBC's streaming service Gem.

Past winners include "Forgiveness" by Mark Sakamoto in 2018 and "Fifteen Dogs" by Andre Alexis in 2017.

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