Richard Vincent “Rick” Mercer (born October 17, 1969) is a Canadian comedian, television personality, political satirist, and blogger.

Rick Mercer is Canada’s equivalent to The Daily Show. The man is our very best political satirist.

Mercer is known for making fun of Americans, but in his latest rant on Conservative attack ads he turns his comedic cannons back at us, Canadians.


Mercer targets a recent Tory commercial aimed at Liberal how-much-longer-are-we-going-to-have-to-keep-calling-him-interim-leader Bob Rae.

A Bob Rae attack ad from the Conservative Party targets the interim Liberal leader’s record as premier of Ontario.

Bob Rae wants to be Prime Minister
Bob Rae: if he failed at running a province, why does he think he can run a country?


The CBC comedian laments the “new normal in Canada — the never ending campaign” that he was hoping would disappear after the Tories won their majority. No such luck: “Welcome to hell.”

Mercer wonders why the Tories are bothering to attack the leader of the third party in the Commons at all. A Conservative friend had an answer.

“Why not? We’ve got so much money we could buy every ad available in a seven-game playoff series and the Olympics, and we’d still have more money left over than all the parties combined.”

And there’s the rub. We’ve gone American. Politics controlled by cash and elections plagued by dirty tricks have become the new norm. Except where they have checks and balances, we have practically unfettered power. Like he said, “Welcome to hell.”

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