In the comedy business timing, and the precision use of it, can make or break a bit — timing is also an unwritten social grace: saying the wrong thing at a sensitive time can be uncomfortable and, honestly, not respecting the moment —so, when Premier Jason Kenney announced today in Calgary, the hardest hit provincial city by COVID-19, the province was giving a … not ‘m’ but ‘b’ … $6 billion loan guarantee for a pipeline project, while laying off close to 20,000 educational support staff, as the pandemic’s stranglehold tightens by the hour, a tune from 1993 by Jim Cuddy and Rodeo came to mind.


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