Canada’s prime minister election is Monday (Oct. 19), and “Last Week Tonight” would like all Canadians to know that voting to keep Prime Minister Stephen Harper in office is a terrible idea — and John Oliver has enlisted some iconic Canadian symbols to help out.

“I know it’s hard for Americans to care about this. But think of it this way — picture your next-door neighbor. You may not be great friends with her, but you’d be sad if she started dating a complete and utter d***head,” explains Oliver. “Well, Canada is America’s next-door neighbor and Stephen Harper is her d***head boyfriend.”

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However, it is actually against Canadian law for Oliver to tell the people of Canada not to vote for Harper because he is not a Canadian citizen. The punishment is a $5000 fine and/or a six-month prison sentence.

But Oliver doesn’t care and he’s going to spread the word with the help of Canadian actor Mike Myers, a giant beaver playing the keyboard and a giant moose getting a colonoscopy.

“I love Canada, but the fact that it has a law banning outsiders telling Canadians how to vote is one of the least Canadian things possible. Oh, and don’t vote for Stephen Harper,” says Myers.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."