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Scott Vrooman's blog

Scott has written and performed comedy for TV ([i]Conan, Picnicface, This Hour Has 22 Minutes[/i]), radio ([i]This is That[/i]), and the web ([i]Vice, Funny or Die, College Humor, The Toronto Star, The Huffington Post, iPolitics[/i]). His sketch group Picnicface broadcast 13 episodes of a sketch show, executive produced by Kid In The Hall Mark McKinney, on Canada’s Comedy Network. Scott co-wrote and co-starred in the feature film [i]Roller Town[/i], which is now streaming on Netflix, and he took a lead role in writing the book [i]Picnicface’s Canada.[/i] He was a professional economist at Finance Canada and the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council before pursuing comedy full time. Follow him on Twitter: [url=https://twitter.com/mescottvrooman]@mescottvrooman[/url].

Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog September 1
Scott Vrooman | If the Titanic was a metaphor for humanity's arrogance toward nature, the Crystal Serenity is a metaphor for not learning anything from the Titanic.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog August 25
Scott Vrooman | In which Scott Vrooman finally outs himself as a Kremlin agent.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog August 12
Scott Vrooman | Canada quietly ignores human rights while obsessing over the PM's human parts.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog August 3
Bernie Sanders rally signs reading "A Future to Believe In"
Scott Vrooman | Talking down to adults with legitimate grievances like they're spoiled children will convince none of them.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog July 18
Scott Vrooman | If we think competition will help Canada Post, then let them compete with banks.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog July 7
Scott Vrooman | How defending your environment, privacy and economy became a swear word.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog July 1
Scott Vrooman | By saying a focus on blocking pipelines is too simplistic, Trudeau implied that a climate test for only pipelines is also too simplistic.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog June 9
Scott Vrooman | A political party calling itself a movement is like a sailboat calling itself the wind.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog June 3
Scott Vrooman | A list of our ex-PM's many achievements.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog May 26
Scott Vrooman | Muscular government measures won't be problem-free, but they're unfortunately the only option we're left with.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog May 19
Scott Vrooman | Silence on climate change perpetrators doesn't benefit victims, it benefits fossil fuel corporations.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog May 18
Scott Vrooman | And with this limited-time offer, I'll make it worth your while.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog April 27
Scott Vrooman | The premier's claim that the Leap Manifesto isn't economically "pragmatic" fails to recognize that there can't be a sustainable economy without a healthy planet.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog April 25
Scott Vrooman | An explainer on divestment and how you can help.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog April 22
Scott Vrooman | What's the trade-off between selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and jobs for Canadians?
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog April 18
Scott Vrooman | In order to qualify for the upcoming open application for the Senate that Trudeau's government has promised, Scott is honoured to announce he's officially a member of the landed gentry
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog April 13
Scott Vrooman | The abuse of tax shelters isn't inevitable, it's a choice by governments to allow it.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog April 7
Scott Vrooman | Nuclear bombs are and have always been weapons of terrorism.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog March 31
Scott Vrooman | Whether the Liberals realized it or not, they committed to radical action in Paris.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog March 31
Scott Vrooman | If the NDP wants more votes, they'll need to get ahead of the leftward shift.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog March 9
Scott Vrooman | Instead of dismissing angry, alienated Canadians as racist bumpkins, we should try to convince them that the fight for economic justice is their fight too.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog March 2
Scott Vrooman | Proposed tax hikes are just the latest example of the hateful scapegoating of Canada's most prosperous.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog February 24
Scott Vrooman | The real danger of BDS is that it threatens to change the story of Israel from a poor little nuclear power that just wants peace to a story that actually reflects reality
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog February 17
Scott Vrooman | Our investment in the reckless bombing of Libya in 2011 is paying big dividends for Canada's camouflage-collar workers.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog February 10
Scott Vrooman | Despite what some in Alberta argue, we don't rely on the oil industry for survival. We rely on a stable climate.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog February 3
Scott Vrooman | The Liberals are "open to consulting" Canadians on TPP in the same sense you consult an alarm clock with a giant snooze button set for 6 a.m.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog January 29
Scott Vrooman | It's easy to sneer at climate change deniers as delusional and anti-science, but if you accept climate science but ignore what that science means, you're a denier too.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog January 27
Scott Vrooman | Our defence minister says ending our bombing campaign will create a "capability gap." Yes, that's what we voted for.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog January 21
Scott Vrooman | The CPP says it can do more to combat climate change as an engaged investor. But you can't talk a corporation into making less money any more than you can talk the Senate into being democratic.
Blog - Scott Vrooman's blog January 13
Scott Vrooman | If ethics don't enter into job creation, why stop at Saudi Arabia?

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