National Newswatch

Welcome to Canada’s underwhelming election

Oct 8 2019 — Rick Mercer — On Monday night, Canadians watched the first and only official English-language debate ahead of the general election on Oct. 21. Americans — who are no doubt paying close attention — can be forgiven for thinking our campaign has lacked a certain amount of drama. Nobody running for prime minister has asked another country to investigate […]

Rick Mercer on Stephen Harper: ‘He will resign’

Jan 3 2014 — Rick Mercer — Stephen Harper will resign. He will go on his own, he will not be pushed. He will, in an elegant statement, say the decision was personal and that he wishes to spend time with his family and future fellow board members of Encana. An important chapter in Canada’s political history will come to a close. […]

Rick Mercer grills his pals for a holiday name

Aug 2 2013 — Rick Mercer — It’s fitting I’d be asked to weigh in on the subject of an appropriate universal name for the August long weekend. Fitting because a heated debate over this very question broke out one year ago, during my traditional August long weekend barbecue. It’s an informal affair; I only invite the people I love and respect […]