I agree that the selection is not very good. One problem is the separate licensing of movies and TV shows in Canada. Netflix is partly owned by several US TV networks, some of which which are owned by movies studios, so access to network and studio owned content is pretty much a given. With Canada's separate network ownership and content licensing, access is restricted by Canada's protectionist broadcasting laws, whether Netflix is directly regulated or not. The US studios and networks could try and license broadcast and streaming rights separately but that would create increased tension with Canadian broadcasters and regulators. As long as Canada's strict protectionism prevails, it's pretty much a lose-lose situation for both Netflix and Canadians.