Next Week on CANADA AM – Christina Perri, The Backyardigans, Dylan Bruce, and more…

— April 11, 2014

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Watch Beverly Thomson, Marci Ien, and Jeff Hutcheson on CANADA AM, weekdays beginning at 6 a.m. ET on CTV, CTV News Channel, the CTV GO app, the CTV News GO app, and on the CTV Mobile channel on Bell Mobile TV. Visit CANADA AM online at for full episodes, top stories, CANADA AM extras, daily show info, featured recipes, book reviews, and contributor gift ideas. Viewers can also watch the best of the week’s segments with a special Saturday episode, airing at 8 a.m. ET.

Monday, April 14

  • HEAD OR HEART: Hit song ‘Jar of Hearts’ singer-songwriter Christina Perri performs for a live studio audience on the CANADA AM Soundstage.
  • A FAILING DEMOCRACY: Authors Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan discuss their new book Tragedy in the Commons, which unearths surprising observations about the practice of politics in Canada from 80 exit interviews with former Members of Parliament.
  • BOB MITCHELL: The former Toronto Star reporter talks about Perfect Sisters, the movie based on his novel The Class Project: How to Kill a Mother.

Tuesday, April 15

  • LOOKING BACK: One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, CANADA AM speaks with Rick DesLauriers, the special agent in charge of the Boston division of the FBI who handled the investigation.
  • MIRIAM TOEWS: The Governor General’s Award-winning author talks about her new novel All My Puny Sorrows.
  • ANIMAL ADVENTURES: The beloved stars of children’s show The Backyardigans perform in front of a live studio audience on the CANADA AM Soundstage.

Wednesday, April 16

  • ALICIA SILVERSTONE: The actress and activist joins CANADA AM to talk about her new book The Kind Mama.
  • WORTH THE WAIT: Canadian actor from the hit Space original series ORPHAN BLACK, Dylan Bruce discusses the many twist and turns on the upcoming season of the clone conspiracy thriller premiering Saturday, April 19 at 9 p.m. ET.
  • JUST FOR CATS: CANADA AM takes a look at the Just For Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival taking place Thursday, April 17 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Thursday, April 17

  • PLAYOFF PUSH: The Toronto Raptors’ Amir Johnson talks to CANADA AM about the season as the team prepares for the upcoming NBA Playoffs.
  • VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE: Ashley Wittig and Kevin MacAllister of the highly successful Toronto-based Bunner’s Vegan & Gluten-Free Bakeshop talk about their new vegan cookbook Bunner’s Simple & Delicious Gluten-Free Vegan Treats
  • RAD RAT RODS: The fabricators from Discovery’s VEGAS RAT RODS talk to CANADA AM about turning junk into auto art.

Friday, April 18

  • GOOD FRIDAY: CANADA AM to air a holiday show in place of regularly scheduled programming.


CANADA AM is Canada’s national morning newsmagazine. Since its launch in 1972, CANADA AM has brought Canadians a unique blend of hard news and lifestyle stories, featuring in-depth interviews with top newsmakers, celebrities and musical stars. Lis Travers is the Vice-President and Executive Producer for CANADA AM and Wendy Freeman is the President of CTV News.

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