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A Friendly Reminder That The Biggest A-Hole On Television Is Canadian

We let one slip through the cracks.

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All Canadians are polite, they say. They're too nice, they say.

No. Wrong. False. Most Canadians are nice — it's encoded in our DNA — but every so often there is a deviant, an outlier, an exception.

His name is Kevin O'Leary.

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O'Leary, born in Quebec, is an entrepreneur who is most (in)famously known as an investor and television personality first on Dragons' Den, then on Shark Tank.

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Where he's undoubtedly become the A-hole of network TV.

*Eh-hole as it's said in Canada. Just kidding. Sorry.

Sure, sure, it's probably a shtick, and sometimes you can't help but laugh...

BUT SOMETIMES IT'S NOT: Like, when he shaded and shamed the premier of Alberta, Rachel Notley.

"I mean no disrespect when I say this, but here's my offer: I'll invest $1 million in Canadian energy companies if, out of grace and for the absolute good of Canada, the premier of Alberta resigns," O'Leary said in an interview with Newstalk 1010's Live Drive earlier this week. "I wouldn't touch [oil stocks] now, because she doesn't know what she's doing. Please step down, please. Do it for Canadians."
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"I mean no disrespect when I say this, but here's my offer: I'll invest $1 million in Canadian energy companies if, out of grace and for the absolute good of Canada, the premier of Alberta resigns," O'Leary said in an interview with Newstalk 1010's Live Drive earlier this week. "I wouldn't touch [oil stocks] now, because she doesn't know what she's doing. Please step down, please. Do it for Canadians."

And his own country unanimously distanced themselves.

We need a crowdfunding campaign to raise $1 million to pay Kevin O'leary to just stop talking https://t.co/0QAC9eE14R #abpoli #cdnpoli

Or when he called Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges a "nutbar" on air while debating Occupy Wall Street.

"Listen, don't take this the wrong way, but you sound like a left-wing nutbar..."
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"Listen, don't take this the wrong way, but you sound like a left-wing nutbar..."

Because, as we interrupt regular programming to remind you, he's Canadian. Born and bred.

Here he is in his boat at his Muskoka home.
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Here he is in his boat at his Muskoka home.

Canadian.

So Canadian.

One of us.

More like Kevin O'WEARY, eh?

Kevin O'Leary is the Canadian Donald Trump.

Sorry, that wasn't very nice. Sorry.