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, giving Canadians a glimpse into its far corners.
One of the moments political satirist Rick Mercer knew he had a hit on his hands was while travelling in the interior of British Columbia and a kid said to him, 'I knew you'd show up eventually.'
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Rick Mercer’s days as Canada’s ranter-in-chief may be largely behind him, but whatever you do, don’t say he’s retired.
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