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The 2020 Canada Reads debates have concluded and a winner has been crowned! The theme of this year’s competition was “what one book should  all of Canada read to bring Canada into focus”. It was not an easy pick. Much like everything else around the globe, the competition was originally plan…

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The Canada Reads debates, originally scheduled for the end of March but postponed due to the pandemic, kicked off today. Unlike like every other year, the debates are not in front of a live studio audience and two of the panelists are joining the debates virtually.

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CBC recently announced via press release that the public broadcaster’s beloved annual battle of the books, CANADA READS 2020, will convene Monday, July 20 to Thursday, July 23, following its postponement in March due to COVID-19. Hosted by Ali Hassan, a panel of advocates will champion Canad…

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Ten years after the final instalment of the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins returns with a villain origin story that follows President Snow’s path to the top. Unlike most villain origin stories, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes does not leave the reader sympathizing, rooting for, or …

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According to a recent media release, and with schools and daycares closed across the country, CBC is making more content available for children and their caregivers across many of the public broadcaster’s platforms including CBC Kids, CBC Gem and educational platform Curio. 

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According to a media release, and in response to the postponement of the NHL season due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, CBC will be hosting MOVIE NIGHT IN CANADA, a celebration of acclaimed Canadian films back-to-back on Saturday evenings beginning at 7pm on CBC and CBC Gem. MOVIE NIGHT …

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Samra Habib’s memoir, We Have Always Been Here, was the 5th and final book that I read from the Canada Reads shortlist and I simply couldn’t put it down. Habib chronicles her journey to finding herself and her identity as a queer Muslim. Born in Pakistan, Habib immigrated to Canada at a youn…

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Radicalized by Cory Doctorow is a collection of four short science fiction stories set in the near future. The stories cover many social issues such as immigration, racism and capitalism. Though the first story, Unauthorized Bread, was a slow read, I overall really enjoyed this book. The sta…

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Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson is a page-turner that I simply couldn’t put down. It’s a coming-of-age fantasy novel with a mixture of sarcasm and dry wit that had me instantly charmed by the main character, Jared Martin. Sixteen-year-old Martin’s life is far from easy, as drugs and alco…

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According to a press release, Bell Alt TV will present OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival, in collaboration with Coors Light, from July 31 to August 2 at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. To celebrate 15 years of Canada’s premiere music and arts festival, OSHEAGA has put together an unbelievable l…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, at least for literary addicts such as myself. It’s time for the CBC’s annual battle of the books, Canada Reads. Debuting in 2002, Canada Reads is the annual competition that pits 5 books against each other, declaring which title is the one that…

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Ciné Gael Montréal is a non-profit organization that is funded by the St. Patrick's Society of Montréal and various sponsors. Their committee is made up of volunteers from the Montréal Irish community. Ciné Gael Montréal organizes the largest annual Irish film series in North America. The se…

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On November 28th, a Communication Design class at Dawson College held a thrifting event with the guidance of their teacher, Reisa Levine. Applying their acquired knowledge of Communication theories and techniques, the students were able to successfully plan and host their event entitled “reP…

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Want a fun way to kick of your holiday shopping season? Then be sure to stop by the Kingsdale Academy Craft Fair, taking place on Saturday, November 30th starting at 10am. Find beautiful homemade gifts and crafts, indulge in some holiday treats, and get a free picture with the big man himsel…

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“Thank you for doing this for me.” These words, spoken by a young man with autism in his Captain America costume, helped motivate a LaSalle resident’s drive to raise awareness of autism once again this Halloween. For the past five years, Joey Cuscuna has been transforming his home on rue Pil…

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Disney and Pixar’s Onward, which hits theatres March 5, 2020, unveiled a new trailer, poster and images in a recent press release. Set in a suburban fantasy world, Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt), who embark on an e…

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To open Danse Danse’s new season, BJM – Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal will return to Place des Arts this fall, according to a press release. After the success of Dance Me, set to the music of Leonard Cohen, the company will present three works/three worlds in a colourful, powerful and profoun…