Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Comedian Mercer's 'disgraced mayor serving set' includes Katz

  • Print

Comedian Rick Mercer has taken aim at Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz during a sketch about embattled Canadian mayors.

The Dec. 4 episode of CBC Television’s Rick Mercer Report featured a sketch advertising a "disgraced mayors’ holiday serving set," featuring a platter bearing the likeness of London, Ont. Mayor Joe Fontana, who’s facing fraud charges, turkey holders bearing the faces of former Montreal mayor Gerard Tremblay and former Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt and a Toronto Mayor Rob Ford gravy boat, "brimming with self-entitled holiday goodness."

Mercer ends the fake ad with a dig at Winnipeg’s mayor.

"And as an added bonus, call now and receive the Sam Katz side dishes," Mercer says as the camera pans to a trio of square plates bearing Katz’s image. "Albeit, the Winnipeg mayor isn’t technically disgraced yet, but very well could be in the new year."

Katz faces a conflict-of-interest complaint over a 2010 Christmas party at a restaurant he used to own. A court date has been set for April 2.

History

Updated on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 12:59 PM CST: Fixes video.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Key of Bart - The Floodway Connection

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • STDUP ‚Äì Beautiful West End  begins it's summer of bloom with boulevard s, front yards  and even back lane gardens ,  coming alive with flowers , daisies and poppies  dress up a backyard lane on Camden St near Wolseley Ave  KEN GIGLIOTTI  / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS  /  June 26 2012
  • A goose comes in for a landing Thursday morning through heavy fog on near Hyw 59 just north of Winnipeg - Day 17 Of Joe Bryksa’s 30 day goose challenge - May 24, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should political leaders be highly visible on the frontlines of flood fights and other natural disasters?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google