Next Week on CANADA AM – William Shatner, Digging Roots, U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman and more…

— June 26, 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, June 30

  • OSCAR PISTORIUS TRIAL: After more than a month’s delay, the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius resumes today. CANADA AM connects with Janet Whitton for the latest details from South Africa.
  • RETURN FROM REHAB: Rob Ford returns to work today, but what will he need to do to win back the trust of voters? CANADA AM’s political panel weighs-in.
  • AWARD-WINNING RIBBER: Rib-master Bernie Gerl joins CANADA AM with his award-winning ribs, just in time for Toronto Ribfest.


Tuesday, July 1

  • CANADA DAY: CANADA AM celebrates Canada’s birthday with a roundup of the program’s best interviews from the past month in place of regularly scheduled programming.


Wednesday, July 2

  • DIGGING IT: The JUNO Award-winning group Digging Roots performs on the CANADA AM Soundstage.
  • MANAGING DIABETES: Dr. Michael Vallis joins CANADA AM with tips on how to best manage diabetes during the hottest days of the summer months.
  • LENGTHENING THE LIFE OF YOUR FOOD: Frugalista Amrita Singh stops by CANADA AM to share some of her life-hacks to help food last as long as possible.


Thursday, July 3

  • SHE’S BLACK, HE’S JEWISH: The married comedy couple of Naimah Hassan and Steve Epstein chat with CANADA AM about their hilarious new comedy act, The Black and The Jew Comedy Hour.
  • KARL LOHNES: CANADA AM’s resident decorating expert takes a look at some functional new items on the market designed to make life a little easier.
  • CHEF FRANCIS RICH: The chef and owner of Aboriginal Culinary Concepts visits CANADA AM to share his regional culinary character as part of the Savour Stratford Culinary Festival, taking place this month.


Friday, July 4

  • ANNNIVERSARY OF LAC MÉGANTIC DISASTER: This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the train derailment in Lac Mégantic, Québec. CANADA AM looks back one year later.
  • 4TH OF JULY PARTY: U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and his wife Vicki sit down with CANADA AM in advance of their blowout 4th of July party being held at their Ottawa residence.
  • STAMPEDE SHATNER: Beloved Canadian actor, entertainer, and philanthropist William Shatner speaks with CANADA AM before he leads the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade.



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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