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Rick Mercer’s rants damaging anti-graffiti cause: Mississauga councillorMississauga is grappling with a rise in graffiti on city property, and one councillor blames an unlikely culprit: CBC comedian Rick Mercer.Councillor Katie Mahoney says Mr. Mercer’s famous rants along Toronto’s graffiti alley, an area specially designated for that use, has damaged the anti-graffiti cause.“Rick Mercer needs to know that he’s not doing anybody any good with his rants down the graffiti-tagged alley,” Ms. Mahoney fumed during a city council meeting Wednesday, suggesting the Mercer rants may have unintentionally encouraged the spread of graffiti throughout Canada. (Photo: The Rick Mercer Report/CBC)

Rick Mercer’s rants damaging anti-graffiti cause: Mississauga councillor
Mississauga is grappling with a rise in graffiti on city property, and one councillor blames an unlikely culprit: CBC comedian Rick Mercer.

Councillor Katie Mahoney says Mr. Mercer’s famous rants along Toronto’s graffiti alley, an area specially designated for that use, has damaged the anti-graffiti cause.

“Rick Mercer needs to know that he’s not doing anybody any good with his rants down the graffiti-tagged alley,” Ms. Mahoney fumed during a city council meeting Wednesday, suggesting the Mercer rants may have unintentionally encouraged the spread of graffiti throughout Canada. (Photo: The Rick Mercer Report/CBC)

  1. yougurtloves reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    That is one of the stupidest things I’ve heard all day.
  2. ollivander reblogged this from sitthefuckdown
  3. sitthefuckdown reblogged this from naughtylemonwhore and added:
    wtf i live in mississauga and we have barely any graffiti here
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  5. naughtylemonwhore reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    ….
  6. emmerlilly reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    The more graffiti the BETTER. I love that he does his rants down those alleys, and I hate that they are trying to find...
  7. thosewhofavourfire reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    This is absolutely stupid.
  8. venusinthenight reblogged this from fuckyeahrickmercer and added:
    Maybe the National Post should now be called the National Pissed Off? ;) Just a thought.
  9. voiceofreson reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    um….naw.
  10. isitdifficultortimeconsuming reblogged this from fuckyeahrickmercer
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  12. fuckyeahrickmercer reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    What. "Oh man, Rick Mercer is really funny. I should go spray graffiti up the back alley!"
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  16. dustynine reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    Oh, yes—I’m sure all the hoodlums watch Rick Mercer and decided to go on a tagging spree because of him. Or else maybe...
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  18. tweetface reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    Jesus, complaining about graffiti as a city problem is like complaining that you didn’t get whip on your mocha....
  19. sarahamil reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    Ooookay….
  20. aaronsopinions reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    If Rick has helped raise the profile of graffiti art in Canada then I applaud him. His rants are proof that Graffiti has...
  21. luxury--problem reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    Yeah, because graffiti artists are all sitting at home watching The Rick Mercer Report thinking “Hmm. I should really go...
  22. telethon reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    thats COMPLETELY ridiculous the only ones who bother watching the show are political folk and quite frankly its...
  23. freckles04 reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    ….Really? Okay, for starters, do you think the folks who are doing graffiti are sitting at home watching Rick Mercer on...
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