The writer and comedian Brian Calvert discusses the book he’s co-written with Chris Cannon, America, But Better: The Canada Party Manifesto (Douglas & McIntyre, 2012), the political situation in the United States, running for the US presidency and more, with Joseph Planta.
|America, But Better: The Canada Party Manifesto by Chris Cannon and Brian Calvert (Douglas & McIntyre, 2012).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
In the heat of the Presidential election in the United States, a new political party has announced its candidacy. It’s actually its ‘CANADAcy,’ and joining me today is one half of the writing duo that has written America, But Better: The Canada Party Manifesto. It’s a satirical platform that’s gotten a great deal of attention. Campaign videos on You Tube have had over a million hits, and sundry media outlets around the world have done stories. Brian Calvert, who along with Chris Cannon wrote this book. He joins me now, and I’ll ask him about the party’s policies, about American exceptionalism and the quintessentially Canadian humility that they feel would be of great use in America today. It’s not an invasion, rather an intervention. Brian Calvert is an actor, writer and comedian living here in Vancouver. He is a retired molecular biologist. The book is published by Douglas & McIntyre. The website for more is at www.americabutbetter.com. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Brian Calvert; Mr. Calvert, good morning.