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Whoa, not so special now are you, Lake Superior? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s week from minstrel show hell has done the unthinkable — it has given US late night talk shows something else to goof on besides Donald Trump. The shock and disappointment south of the border is almost giddy. This was the anti-Trump, the

Monday, July 1 Corner Gas Animated (Comedy). Brett Butt’s ‘toon transformation of his Saskatchewan-based, live-action sitcom is back for a second season featuring guest voice appearances from Michael J. Fox (above right) and prime minister Justin Trudeau. Looks like somebody’s angling for an Order of Canada appointment! Divorce (HBO). Jessica Parker and Thomas Hayden Church

If you want to know where they tape The Beaverton, look for the church in Toronto’s East end that just burst into flames. That’s because there are few sacred cows on the sassy news satire. The Comedy Network original is spun off from the web site TheBeaverton.com, and, yes, it really does shoot in a rather nondescript

Making fun of the news in Canada is almost a religion. From Earl Camembert and Floyd Robertson on SCTV to the gang at This Hour Has 22 Minutes, mocking headlines is as Canadian as a Tim’s double-double. It seemed fitting, therefore, to attend a taping of the upcoming satire The Beaverton in a church-turned-studio in Scarborough,