The Canada Reads debates will take place March 27–30, 2017. This year's literary defenders are, clockwise from top left, Candy Palmater, Jody Mitic, Measha Brueggergosman, Chantal Kreviazuk and Humble the Poet. (CBC)

The Canada Reads debates will take place March 27–30, 2017. This year’s literary defenders are, clockwise from top left, Candy Palmater, Jody Mitic, Measha Brueggergosman, Chantal Kreviazuk and Humble the Poet. (CBC)