Rick Mercer

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  • (Talking about the Liberal Leadership kit auction) Rick: When we did this, we were doing this to determine what the market value of the Liberal leadership is and raise beer money. But, when it got out of control and it was at $15,000 or $20,000 I said we would have to give it to charity because that would have too drastic an impact on productivity levels if we spent all that on beer.

Trivia (17)

  • Rick was the 2005 Walk For Life national spokesman. The goal of that campaign is to raise money for people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada.

  • Rick was contracted to advertise the one-ton challenge for the Government of Canada in 2004. This involved appearing in several Government ads encouraging Canadians to reduce green house gases.

  • A highlight of Rick's time on This Hour Has 22 Minutes was when he ate lunch with then Prime Minister Jean Chr├ętien at a Harvey's restaurant. A second was when he/they started a petition to have Stockwell Day to change his first name to Doris.

  • At the 2003 Banff Television Festival, Rick was awarded the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Award.

  • Rick released a book, titled Streeters, based on his same titled spots on This Hour Has 22 Minutes. The book, like the spots, are 100% political commentary on things happening at the time of being written/filmed.

  • Rick appeared in the Canadian movie Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006) as a Don Cherry-like character. Rick often spoofs Don Cherry, so he was picked when Don opted to not be a part of the movie.

  • Rick was one of the many featured comedians that were in the 2004 CBC special Comedy Gold. He was credited as working on Rick Mercer's Monday Report, even though the show had been renamed to the Rick Mercer Report by the time the show aired.

  • Rick was named the fiftieth Greatest Canadian in a CBC contest held in 2004. The contest was decided by votes from the Canadian population.

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