The 16 transponders on G1 that Shaw has leased operate in the Extended Ku Band. Under the ITU Agreement; Extended Ku band is not satellite only in North America.
Telesat and Shaw have a temporary permit (expires 2028) from Industry Canada to operate in this band at 107 and 111. That's why the footprint is Canada only - just like the ku bands footprints were on E1 and E2.
Present plans are to replace with a Reverse DBS satellite by 2028.
I'm not washed up yet