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Rick Mercer talks about developing his show’s ‘pure Canadian universe’

By Beatrice Paez       

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.

Beatrice Paez

Beatrice Paez is the digital editor at The Hill Times.
- bpaez@hilltimes.com


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