“Canada, I think you’ve forgotten what a scandal is. And may I remind you, Rob Ford, your crack smoking mayor, is still sitting on Toronto City Council.”
With or without Mayor Rob Ford, Canada can still be the target of late night humour, thanks to John Oliver’s take on the senate expense scandal.
“How the hell do you spend nearly 24 million dollars auditing stamps and breakfasts?”
During his popular weekly late night show on HBO Canada, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the comedian mocked the controversy surrounding the Auditor General’s report into senate expenses that uncovered just under $1-million dollars in questionable spending.
Watch John Oliver tear into Canada’s senate expense scandal here:
“This scandal could not be any more Canadian if public money was used to get Drake to drink maple syrup on Niagara Falls.”
Oliver even went back to April, when Senator Nancy Ruth made headlines for complaining about airline breakfasts.
“It is hard to illicit any kind of public sympathy when you use a sentence that includes the word Camembert.”
When asked about claiming a breakfast when the airline provided one for free, Ruth responded by saying, “well those breakfasts are pretty awful, if you want ice cold Camembert and broken crackers, have it.”