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In this Toronto exclusive, Peter Mansbridge, the cherished former anchor of CBC’s The National, joins Hot Docs to offer a special first glimpse of his new book of first-person stories about the unique people and professions that make Canada work.

A follow-up to Extraordinary Canadians, Mansbridge and co-writer Mark Bulgutch’s #1 bestseller from 2020, How Canada Works shines a light on the everyday jobs that keep our nation running and the inspiring people who perform them with empathy and kindness.

As Mansbridge shares unforgettable stories he’s gathered around the country, we’ll meet 911 operators in BC and midwives in Saskatchewan, air traffic controllers and First Nation chiefs—Canadians of all backgrounds, regions and cultures, working tirelessly, often at great sacrifice, to connect us to each other and help others in need.

Join one of Canada’s most insightful chroniclers for an unforgettable night of stories and conversation and discover the people and places that make our vast country more than the sum of its parts.

In conversation with Sandie Rinaldo, Anchor, CTV National News Weekend & Reporter.

There will be a book signing after the event with Peter and co-author Mark Bulgutch.

Presented in partnership with Simon & Schuster Canada.

Promotional Partner: Toronto Writers' Centre

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10) | Under 25? Get your FREE Bronze membership 

For live presentations, please note that main floor seating provides stage views and balcony seating provides screen views.

Add a book to your ticket order and be guaranteed to receive a copy of Peter Mansbridge's How Canada Works!

Limited quantities of How Canada Works will also be available for purchase at the event. Book provided by Indigo at a special price of $29.13 (tax included).

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