Canada Reads

Greg Johnson on Precious Cargo's message of understanding

On Day Two, panellist Greg Johnson explains his title's important lesson of compassion, delivered through humour.

Greg Johnson: Defender of Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson

4 years ago
Duration 1:27
Canada Reads panellist Greg Johnson explains that he'll use humour to influence the opinions of his fellow competitors.

On Day Two of the Canada Reads debates, Greg Johnson, defending Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson, highlighted the book's humour and everyday message of inclusion.

"It's about laughter. It's about humour. It's about understanding that people with special needs are approachable. They're important and they're just as much a part of our society as anyone else." In response to fellow panellist Tahmoh Penikett voting against his title on day one, Johnson said:"We'll convince him with humour and emotion."


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