Few shows, even before peak TV hit, could command the attention of such a wide audience. But The Rick Mercer Report resonated with millions of Canadians, because he pulled the curtain back on the country.
'Certainly, we see the rise of extremist right-wing groups across the world, very similar to very dark times in the 1930s. Last night, we were given a pause, given a chance to think twice,' says NDP MP Charlie Angus.
The issue had been 'studied at length' for months and it's time for action, says Conservative Sen. Housakos, while Independent Sen. Yuen Pau Woo says the committee working on it is moving at the right pace.