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Canada’s TV Networks Airing Benefit Show for Haiti

January 22, 2010 7:05 AM | Entertainment

By Sarah Klein

Canada’s three major television networks will broadcast a benefit show tonight in support of Haiti.

“Canada for Haiti” will air at 9 p.m. CT on CBC, CTV and Global TV, and feature dozens of Canadian actors and musicians.

Ryan Reynolds, William Shatner, Pamela Anderson, Eugene Levy, Will Arnett and Sarah Oh are just a few of the big names. Celine Dion, James Cameron, Wayne Gretzky, Brent Butt, Alex Trebek and Michael J. Fox have also signed on.

Musical guests include Sarah McLachlan, Nelly Furtado, Justin Bieber and the Barenaked Ladies, among others.

Donations collected will go to a number of charities, including UNICEF Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, Oxfam Canada, Free the Children and Care Canada.

Canadians can show their support by donating at CanadaForHaiti.com, calling 1-877-51-HAITI (42484), or by texting AID to 45678.

Before the Canadian show, a two-hour U.S. benefit “Hope for Haiti Now” will air on the same networks at 7 p.m. CT. The special will be hosted by George Clooney and include performances by Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Bono and Bruce Springsteen.

The U.S. benefit will also be available on MTV, MuchMusic and National Geographic Channel.

UPDATE: The Canadian benefit raised $9.4 million Friday night.