Comedian Bill Maher is asking the United States to take a lesson from Canada on what “extreme wokeness” does to a nation. According to him, the U.S. needs to “pump the brakes on extreme wokeness” if it does not want to end up like other progressive countries like Canada.

Maher made the remarks during Friday’s broadcast of “Real Time” on HBO as he tried to school those – particularly liberals – who believe everything is better in largely progressive Canada.

“They say in politics liberals are the gas pedal and conservatives are the brakes. And I’m generally with the gas pedal. But not if we’re driving off a cliff. Canada was where every woke White college kid wearing pajama pants outdoors who had it up to here with America’s racist patriarchy dreamt of living someday. I mean, besides Gaza,” Maher began.

He went on to point out that the days when things are better in Canada than they are in the United States are long gone.

“Canada was the Statue of Liberty with a low-maintenance haircut and cross-country skis and a giant idealized blue state with single-payer healthcare, gun control, and abortion on polite demand. There’s only one problem with thinking everything’s better in Canada: it’s not. Not anymore,” he said.

Pointing to the worsened housing crisis in the north, Maher stated, “The median price of a home here is $346,000. In Canada converted to US dollars, it’s 487. If Barbie moved to Winnipeg, she wouldn’t be able to afford her dream house and Ken would be working at Tim Hortons.”

Maher also revealed that the unemployment rate in Canada is worse with 6.1% compared to America’s 3.8%.

According to the comedian, Canada’s single-payer health care system, which many envy in the U.S. is not as it seems.

“Their vaunted health care system, which ranks dead last among high income countries, and access to primary health care, and the ability to see a doctor in a day or two. And it’s not for lack of spending. Of the 30 countries with universal coverage, Canada spends over 13% of its economy on it, which is a lot of money for free health care. Look, I’m not saying Canada still isn’t a great country, it is, but those aren’t paradise numbers,” he stated.

Noting how Canada should serve as a “cautionary tale” for woke Americans, Maher stated, “If Canada was an apartment, the lead feature might be America adjacent. And if America was a rental car, Canada would be America or similar. And again, honestly, Canada, I’m not saying any of this because I enjoy it. I don’t because I’ve always enjoyed you, but I need to cite you as a cautionary tale to help my country.”

“And the moral of that tale is ‘yes, you can move too far left, and when you do, you wind up pushing the people in the middle to the right.’ At its worst. Canada is what American voters think happens when there’s no one putting a check on extreme wokeness,” he concluded.