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15 Hilarious Times John Oliver Mocked Canada And Was Not Wrong

Because he can make a joke, and Canadians can take a joke.

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1. When he called the senate audit scandal "more Canadian than if public money was used to get Drake to drink maple syrup on Niagara Falls":

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HBO / BuzzFeed Canada

2. When he summed up our exports pretty accurately:

3. And this potential travel brochure tagline for us:

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4. Or this depressingly more accurate one:

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5. Meanwhile, what "Mexico" probably means to Americans:

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6. When he reminded us we "once genuinely adopted the slogan 'technically beautiful'" to describe Ottawa:

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7. And wherein he created a PSA for the 1-in-5 Ottawans who are on Ashley Madison cheating on their spouses around the city:

"OK, look, we get it. Ottawa is a depressing, frigid shit-hole and always has been, but having an affair is downright un-Canadian, and you think mounties have affairs? Not in those hats."
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"OK, look, we get it. Ottawa is a depressing, frigid shit-hole and always has been, but having an affair is downright un-Canadian, and you think mounties have affairs? Not in those hats."

8. Reminding those cheaters what Ottawa is truly about:

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When he had hilariously ice cold takes (get it? Sorry) on our last election, like:

9. The hype we created around a 78-day election:

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10. Or how most of us casually forgot Trudeau once showed a French interviewer how to fall down a flight of stairs as a party trick:

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"WHAT?!"

"Look, no one is saying that is behaviour worthy of a head-of-state, but you cannot say it's not somewhat satisfying to watch a soul-patched man named Justin with a French accent just fall down some stairs." — Oliver

11. Or, how Harper's band name is "Van Cats," a groan-worthy play on the French word for "24" ...as in 24 Sussex Drive:

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12. And o'm'gawd the candidate's Peegate scandal — remember that?:

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13. But best of all: When Oliver featured Ishaq challenging Harper's ban of the niqab, and provided this extra rational logic:

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HBO / BuzzFeed Canada

14. ...Before mocking Harper's performance of "Sweet Caroline" (remember that?!) by doing it himself “in the most Canadian way possible.”

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HBO

And bringing in Mike Myers, "one of Canada's finest sons." All to tell everyone not to vote for Harper.

15. And finally, when he labeled — with such precision — the different looks from the historic archives of Trudeau's terrible aesthetic decisions:

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HBO
HBO