Today is election day in Canada where voters have the chance to throw prime minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party out of office. The NDP started out the unusually long campaign (all of 78 days!) favored to win, reaching its high point in late August but then faded steadily and is now in third place. Currently the Liberal Party is in the lead, though it is not clear that it will get enough seats (170) to form the government by itself. The latest polling is here. First results are due around 9:30 tonight.
I had not known until Oliver said it that it is an offense punishable by jail and/or a fine for a non-resident of Canada to try and influence Canadians on how to vote. That is the kind of stupid law that the xenophobic Tea Partiers in the US might enact and it surprises me that Canadians have gone for it.
But Oliver decided that trying to persuade Canadians to throw Harper out was worth going to jail for and he enlisted Mike Myers in his cause.