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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 2017-04-02, 12:09 PM
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Rookie Blue was Global, to be pedantic.
You're right. (now where's that embarrassed emoji?)

I also thought about Ransom and Mary Kills People, but I haven't watched them so I don't know if there's anything in the production that makes them look "Canadian." I know they tick all the CRTC boxes to qualify them as CanCon, but my guess is the script doesn't reference anything Canadian.
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post #32 of 36 (permalink) Old 2017-04-03, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Love it or List it started in Toronto. I believe Vancouver was added next and then the Toronto hosts moved onto make a US version.

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post #33 of 36 (permalink) Old 2017-04-04, 10:51 AM
 
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Orphan Black hints at being in Canada, but mostly through sly dialogue like "Scarberia", which would mean nothing to a Texan. 'Private Eyes' and 'Continuum' were at least bold enough to point out they are in Toronto and Vancouver.
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CanCon (Canadian Content) prime reason for being according to the public pronouncements of government and the entertainment industry is to reflect Canadian culture. I believe the prime reason is to ensure a revenue stream to the industry. Whether a show is produced in Montreal and appears to be a USA location is of no $$$ consequence to the industry. I personally don't care.

Actors' accents should be appropriate to the story line. Another off-put is seeing identifiable Canadian businesses and signage on a supposed USA location.

The story line must ring true.
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post #35 of 36 (permalink) Old 2017-04-06, 04:08 PM
 
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Does Jeopardy count as CanCon? They have one Canadian related question per show.
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post #36 of 36 (permalink) Old 2017-04-06, 05:16 PM
 
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lol, and of course Sudbury's most famous native is the host!
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