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John Oliver actually succeeds in making Canadian politics pretty hilarious

Americans do not typically think of Canada as a particularly riveting political subject; journalist Michael Kinsley once joked that the most boring headline imaginable would be "worthwhile Canadian initiative." But this year's Canadian federal election, for which voting is today, is both important and, if you've been following its twists and turns, pretty interesting.

John Oliver on Sunday broadcast a brief retelling of the election that captured well both why it matters and why it's been so compelling to follow. This being John Oliver, it's quite entertaining as well. And, naturally, it ends with a righteous rant — taking down Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his fearmongering rhetoric toward Muslims.

Read our full explainer on the Canadian election here.

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