The author and comedian Charles Demers discusses television news, politics locally and provincially, and more, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at THECOMMENTARY.CA.
Charles Demers joins me again. The comedian, author, and activist is on to catch up on all sort of current events. Charlie will be appearing with SFU Urban Studies professor Matt Hern on Thursday the 27th of January at SFU Harbour Centre at 6.00pm. It’s all part of SFU’s history department’s year-long lecture series on the city and its history. They’ll be discussing the question, ‘Vancouver: The Greatest Place on Earth?’ And Charlie would be an ideal person to discuss and debate that question, as he’s the author of one of the best books on the city, Vancouver Special, which was shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. He’s also the author of a novel, Prescription Errors. Charles Demers appears on CBC Radio’s The Debaters, and was co-host of CityTV’s The Citynews List. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Charlie Demers; Good morning, Mr. Demers.