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Canada's funniest female writers

Canada is filled with funny ladies, so imagine our disappointment to discover that all five titles on the shortlist for the 2011 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour were written by men. While they are all stellar writers worthy of a nomination, we want to take this opportunity to remind readers about the rich, hilarious history this country has of women writers. Funny women writers. So check out 10 funny women you need to read now.

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