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Colbert a Canadian?

Ancestry website claims the popular talk-show host has Canuck roots

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This isn’t going to help Stephen Colbert’s campaign to expose Vancouver, the host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics, for “cheating” by restricting the access of U.S. athletes at Olympic ice skating venues — a charge Richmond B.C., home of the Olympic oval, has denied. The website ancestry.ca did some digging and found out that two of the comedian’s paternal relatives lived and died in Canada. While that doesn’t technically make the American-born Colbert a “syrup sucker” or an “ice hole” himself, it could help explain his fascination with poking fun at the Great White North.

National Post

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