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AN OPEN LETTER TO VETERAN AFFAIRS MINISTER JULIAN FANTINO

December 20th, 2014

Dear Julian Fantino,

 

I know you’re probably tired of hearing people call for your resignation and you and your boss think the best way to make problems go away is to ignore them. But when it comes to our veterans, that isn’t an option.

 

From closing veterans affairs offices across the country to putting $1.1 billion that was supposed to go directly into veterans programs back into government coffers in a cost-cutting measure you called “lapsed funding”you made the flawless transition from horse’s assto a pile of what comes out of a horse’s ass.

 

Then you tried …

THIS THANKS IS NOT DEBATABLE

October 9th, 2014

With Thanksgiving weekend nearly upon us and the last live performance  of “This Is Not Debatable” now less than 10 days away, this sincere thanks goes out to each and every one of the thousands of comedy supporters who came out to theatres  across Canada over the past 2 years. From my first stop in Richmond Hill (where I was born) to the last stop in Regina (where baby Scarlett was conceived) crowds came out ready to laugh and eager to expand their comedy horizons from what they are used to hearing from me on tv tapings and CBC radio …

TO ROBIN WILLIAMS, MY BROTHER MARK AND OTHER STRONG, FUNNY TYPES.

August 12th, 2014

Everyone it seems in the comedy, acting and even the political world has chimed in on the passing of Robin Williams. That’s the impact his work, his life and his death have had.

Every thing I have read has been heartfelt. From Paul F. Tompkins’ moving reminiscence of meeting and working with his hero to Second City Toronto alumni recalling the magical night Robin “dropped in” to share the stage with them. Many of my Canadian standup comedian friends also had the chance to meet Mr. Williams (I can’t imagine he would want to be called this, but that is …