Canada doesn't really have a 'star system' like our neighbours to the south. In fact, many of our celebrities have had to leave the country to find the work and recognition they deserve.
Well, THE CANADIAN STAR SYSTEM aims to change that. Each week, host Steve Patterson (CBC Radio's The Debaters) and his producer/co-host Diana Frances (Canadian Screen Award-winning comedy writer) interview a well-known Canadian celebrity who then shines the spotlight on someone THEY think should also be a star. That person joins the conversation and we learn why they are worthy of being a household name... in households other than their own.
Season One guests include: Order of Canada member Rick Mercer (who shines a light on Juno award-winning comedian Sophie Buddle), Olympic legend Silken Laumann (who shares the spotlight with teen activist Arissa Roy), Emmy award-winning actress Annie Murphy (who rolls out the red carpet for actor Antoine Yared) and singer-songwriter Dan Mangan (who shares the love with fellow musician Veda Hille), plus many, many more!
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