Live From Parliament Hill, Chief Anchor Lisa LaFlamme Leads Three-Hour CTV NEWS SPECIAL: CANADA 150, Saturday, July 1 at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT on CTV, CTV News Channel, and CTVNews.ca

— June 27, 2017

– Joining LaFlamme for the entire special are two iconic Canadians: activist and charitable foundation founder and CEO Rick Hansen, and famed astronaut, pilot, author, and musician Col. Chris Hadfield, plus a few surprise guests –
– CTV News’ Todd Battis and YOUR MORNING co-host Anne-Marie Mediwake deliver live reports from Canadians celebrating on the Hill –
– Canada 150 celebration features addresses from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau –

TORONTO (June 27, 2017) – As Canadians from far and wide gather on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, viewers across Canada can join in the sesquicentennial festivities by tuning into CTV NEWS SPECIAL: CANADA 150 airing Saturday, July 1 beginning at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT on CTV, CTV News Channel, and CTVNews.ca. Live from The Hill, CTV News’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme leads three hours of coverage alongside activist, philanthropist, humanitarian, charitable foundation founder and CEO Rick Hansen, who is also marking 30 years since the completion of his historic Man In Motion World Tour to raise awareness of and remove barriers for people with disabilities and support spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation. Also joining LaFlamme for the entire special is retired astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield – Canada’s first astronaut to walk in space, operate the Canadarm in orbit, and command the International Space Station. Together with these two iconic Canadians, LaFlamme will also welcome surprise guests to the special CANADA 150 coverage. Parliament Hill’s official Canada Day ceremony welcomes Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as part of the 2017 Royal Tour to Canada. Canadians in Ottawa and at home will hear addresses by a prestigious lineup of world leaders including Prince Charles on his 18th tour of Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Governor General David Johnston, in addition to a few surprise guests. On the heels of YOUR MORNING’s first-ever on-location broadcast in Ottawa airing Friday, June 30, co-host Anne-Marie Mediwake along with CTV National News Atlantic Bureau Chief Todd Battis join CTV NEWS SPECIAL: CANADA 150 to deliver live reports and reactions from the crowd gathered in the nation’s capital to take in the historic Canada Day festivities.

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