Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia Politician Files Complaint with Talk-Show Host Jimmy Kimmel

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia Politician Files Complaint with Talk-Show Host Jimmy Kimmel

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N.S. politician files complaint with Kimmel

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HALIFAX - A provincial cabinet minister in Nova Scotia has written a letter of complaint to talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel, saying he didn't appreciate a recent segment that made light of the Halifax Explosion.

The letter from Labour Minister Labi Kousoulis says even though the disaster happened more than 100 years ago, Nova Scotian families still live with the memories of a wartime blast that killed about 2,000 people in 1917.

Kousoulis's letter says "the wounds are still very deep and very apparent within Halifax and our province."

During the segment, broadcast Monday, Kimmel and actor Rob Lowe used irreverent humour while discussing the disaster, with Kimmel saying at one point, "It was 100 years ago, so we can laugh about it. …

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