Canada’s prime minister election is Monday (Oct. 19), and “Last Week Tonight” would like all Canadians to know that voting to keep Prime Minister Stephen Harper in office is a terrible idea — and John Oliver has enlisted some iconic Canadian symbols to help out.
“I know it’s hard for Americans to care about this. But think of it this way — picture your next-door neighbor. You may not be great friends with her, but you’d be sad if she started dating a complete and utter d***head,” explains Oliver. “Well, Canada is America’s next-door neighbor and Stephen Harper is her d***head boyfriend.”
However, it is actually against Canadian law for Oliver to tell the people of Canada not to vote for Harper because he is not a Canadian citizen. The punishment is a $5000 fine and/or a six-month prison sentence.
But Oliver doesn’t care and he’s going to spread the word with the help of Canadian actor Mike Myers, a giant beaver playing the keyboard and a giant moose getting a colonoscopy.
“I love Canada, but the fact that it has a law banning outsiders telling Canadians how to vote is one of the least Canadian things possible. Oh, and don’t vote for Stephen Harper,” says Myers.