The journalist and commentator Max Fawcett discusses Vancouver real estate, the media’s coverage of the issue, livability in Vancouver, his work in the media, and more, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
In the midst of summer 2016, we’re still talking about real estate in Vancouver. What’s been interesting is the debate within the media amongst journalists on how real estate has been covered. As a media consumer and a citizen, I’ve always thought this program a good place to talk about the journalism we encounter, and joining me now with his take on matters media, real estate, politics, and more is Max Fawcett. He was born in Vancouver, left because of school and work, and never really thought about coming back because it was prohibitive to live and set roots here. He did come back though just under a year ago to take on the job of editor-in-chief of Vancouver Magazine. A lot of people in this town lamented his departure this past June. The issue on the newsstands the week of his ouster, had as Chris Parry noted, a prophetic cover. It read: “Young Smart Gone.” Which a lot of people online and elsewhere thought was apt for Mr. Fawcett. He’s award-winning writer and magazine editor. A frequent commentator in the media, you can see him regularly on the CBC Vancouver news broadcast. He was also editor of Alberta Oil. www.maxfawcett.com is the website, and the Twitter handle is @maxfawcett. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in person, Max Fawcett; Mr. Fawcett, good morning.