TORONTO -- The Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee, sprinter Donovan Bailey and former UN ambassador Stephen Lewis have signed on to the CBC Canada Reads competition.
Actress Sarah Gadon and Winnipeg journalist/hip-hop artist Wab Kinew round out the new panel for the annual CBC Radio event, in which each celebrity debates the merits of a different novel. The field is whittled down until a winner is declared.
The panellists chose the books from a short list of 10, which was determined by fans. Go to www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads for details.
The debates will air March 3 to March 6 on CBC Radio and CBC-TV.
-- The Canadian Press