Rick Mercer: Why the Government Shouldn't Peek Into Our Hard Drives
Mercer, like countless other Canadians, seemed particularly flabbergasted by Toews’ contention that Canadians have only two choices in accepting the bill. Here’s Mercer:
Vic says, “We have a choice to make here: we can side with the Conservatives, and let Vic peek. Or we can side with the child pornographers. Unfortunately for Vic, he forgot one very important thing: Canadians aren’t that stupid.You can call us anything you want, Mercer concludes, addressing Toews. “We’re not going to let you peek. That doesn’t make us criminal. It makes us Canadian.”
Though deftly entertaining and good natured, Mercer is unafraid to tackle controversial subjects—in fact, he often saves his best rants for them. Earlier this season, his impassioned rant against teen bullying sparked an outpouring of positive comments on a situation that has flown under the radar for too long. Before that, Mercer’s rant challenging young people to vote inspired countless op-ed articles and student-led gatherings.