When Canada's Prime Minister drowns in what appears to be a boating accident, his son takes office and is drawn into a deceptive world of power and corruption.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Callum Keith Rennie ...  Don Pritchard / ... 2 episodes, 2004
Michael Murphy ...  U.S. Ambassador Conrad 2 episodes, 2004
Barry Flatman ...  Cam Ritchie 2 episodes, 2004
Louise Portal ...  Marie Lavigne 2 episodes, 2004
Philip Akin Philip Akin ...  U.S. President Monroe 2 episodes, 2004
Peter MacNeill ...  Police Chief 2 episodes, 2004
Jeff Pustil Jeff Pustil ...  Deever 2 episodes, 2004
Tantoo Cardinal ...  Grand Chief Katie Blackfire 2 episodes, 2004
Diego Matamoros Diego Matamoros ...  Doug McKay 2 episodes, 2004
Jeff Seymour ...  Nate Morgan 2 episodes, 2004
Nancy Palk ...  Deirdre Milnes 2 episodes, 2004
Allan Hawco ...  Christy Berger 2 episodes, 2004
Jeff Clarke ...  Jim, McLaughlin's aide 2 episodes, 2004
Kedar Brown ...  McLaughlin's aide 2 episodes, 2004
David Boutin ...  Det. Michel Duguay 2 episodes, 2004
Yves Jacques ...  Québec Premier Marcel Coté 2 episodes, 2004
Gordon Pinsent ...  Michael Cameron 2 episodes, 2004
Kenneth Welsh ...  Randall Spear 2 episodes, 2004
Karen Robinson ...  Willy 2 episodes, 2004
Denis Akiyama ...  Kazio Izumi 2 episodes, 2004
Robert Carter Robert Carter ...  Gerhard Oehme 2 episodes, 2004
Gary Krawford Gary Krawford ...  Paul Frommer 2 episodes, 2004
Boyd Banks ...  Ehrlich 2 episodes, 2004
Dean McDermott ...  Clark 2 episodes, 2004
John Stoneham Sr. ...  Teddy Jackman 2 episodes, 2004
Hrant Alianak ...  Dr. Rafsamjhanni 2 episodes, 2004
Woody Sidarous Woody Sidarous ...  Shakir Mahoud 2 episodes, 2004
Karl Claude Karl Claude ...  Mountie 2 episodes, 2004
Noel Habel Noel Habel ...  Warrior #1 2 episodes, 2004
Lawrence Cook Lawrence Cook ...  Warrior #2 2 episodes, 2004
Paul Rainville Paul Rainville ...  Wilson 2 episodes, 2004
Doug McGrath ...  Barkeep 2 episodes, 2004
Pierre Brault Pierre Brault ...  Chief Inspector Simond 2 episodes, 2004
Steve Dylan ...  CSIS Agent 2 episodes, 2004
Jeff Lawson Jeff Lawson ...  Male Prostitute 2 episodes, 2004
Paul Miller Paul Miller ...  Charles Hamori 2 episodes, 2004
Karen Woolridge Karen Woolridge ...  Margaret Wentworth 2 episodes, 2004
Katherine Trowell ...  Loretta Gorski 2 episodes, 2004
Michael O'Reilly Michael O'Reilly ...  Ontario Premier Weaver 2 episodes, 2004
Christine Sahely ...  Zaynab Nuzaybeh 2 episodes, 2004
J.C. Kenny J.C. Kenny ...  Brenda Fletcher 2 episodes, 2004
Jamie Douglas Jamie Douglas ...  Derk 2 episodes, 2004
Mike Giunta Mike Giunta ...  Keith Rasheen 2 episodes, 2004
G. Wallace Pidgeon G. Wallace Pidgeon ...  Speaker of the House 2 episodes, 2004
Elizabeth Paddon Elizabeth Paddon ...  Abbie Klein 2 episodes, 2004
Pierre LeBlanc Pierre LeBlanc ...  Etienne Leclerc 2 episodes, 2004
Todd Duckworth Todd Duckworth ...  Master of the Universe 2 episodes, 2004
Patricia Marshall Patricia Marshall ...  Hillary Standish 2 episodes, 2004
Norman Mikeal Berketa Norman Mikeal Berketa ...  Elliot Cressman 2 episodes, 2004
Jonquil Garrick Jonquil Garrick ...  Laura Jackman 2 episodes, 2004
Malcolm Xerxes ...  Producer 2 episodes, 2004
Derek Keurvorst Derek Keurvorst ...  Jeffrey Kingman 2 episodes, 2004
Krista Jackson Krista Jackson ...  Teleprompter Typist 2 episodes, 2004
Ray Kahnert ...  Anthony Simpson 2 episodes, 2004
Lorraine Ansell Lorraine Ansell ...  Québec Reporter 2 episodes, 2004
Jeff Mauler Jeff Mauler ...  Reporter #4 2 episodes, 2004
Jim McNabb Jim McNabb ...  Chief of Staff 2 episodes, 2004
Markus Parilo Markus Parilo ...  Harris 2 episodes, 2004
Brian Bannan Brian Bannan ...  Officer #3 2 episodes, 2004
Caroline Redekopp ...  Reporter #2 2 episodes, 2004
Sally Clelford ...  Reporter #3 2 episodes, 2004
John Muggleton John Muggleton ...  Soldier 2 episodes, 2004
Douglas Kidd ...  Mark Girard 2 episodes, 2004
Denis De Laviolette Denis De Laviolette ...  Party President 2 episodes, 2004
Kate Hurman Kate Hurman ...  Albright 2 episodes, 2004
Stephen Arbuckle ...  Maritime teenager 2 episodes, 2004
Teresa Kruze Teresa Kruze ...  Anchorwoman 2 episodes, 2004
Meghanne Kessels ...  Daisy 2 episodes, 2004
Tommie-Amber Pirie ...  Sally 2 episodes, 2004
Julian Reed Julian Reed ...  B.C. Premier Daniel Lambert 2 episodes, 2004
Patrick Fry Patrick Fry ...  Patron 2 episodes, 2004
Kel Parsons ...  Tour Guide 2 episodes, 2004
Craig Gauthier Craig Gauthier ...  RCMP Officer 2 episodes, 2004
Kyla Harper Kyla Harper 2 episodes, 2004
Maddy Lewis ...  Merchant 2 episodes, 2004
Steve Sauve Steve Sauve ...  R.C.M.P Officer Higgins 2 episodes, 2004
Christina Sauvé ...  Photographer 2 episodes, 2004
Andy Sparks ...  Parliamentarian 2 episodes, 2004
Belinda Stronach Belinda Stronach ...  Reporter 2 episodes, 2004
Nicholas Campbell ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 2004
Kelly J. Compeau Kelly J. Compeau ...  Funeral mourner 2 episodes, 2004
Anthony Furey Anthony Furey ...  House of Commons page 2 episodes, 2004
Paul Gross ...  Thomas David McLaughlin 2 episodes, 2004
Stephanie Halin Stephanie Halin ...  Journalist 2 episodes, 2004
Martha Henry Martha Henry ...  Julia McLaughlin 2 episodes, 2004
Leslie Hope ...  Sgt. Leah Collins 2 episodes, 2004
Creag Hutton Creag Hutton ...  RCMP Constable 2 episodes, 2004
Sri Kanagarajah Sri Kanagarajah ...  New Canadian 2 episodes, 2004
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Storyline

The Country is in a spin when the prime minister drowns, Canada is thrown into a national crisis. His son, Tom McLaughlin takes over the realm promises to bring much needed leadership to the country. All the while lurking behind this chaos, a conspiracy of international proportions threatens the existence of Canada itself. Where action will speak louder than words. Written by Steve Richards

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A dead Prime Minister. A country in turmoil. A battle for Canada's most precious resource...

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Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Diafthora exousias See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD8,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Whizbang Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

In the Fort Rupert Royal Canadian Legion hall, the barkeep is wearing a ball cap. Legion protocol strictly forbids the wearing of hats within the building. See more »

Quotes

Thomas David McLaughlin: I'm the Prime Minister of Canada! You're just businessmen!
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Connections

Followed by The Trojan Horse (2008) See more »

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Beyond the pale
1 November 2004 | by colin1mcSee all my reviews

Paul Gross learned many things while playing a Mountie on US TV, I will grant him that. That is all, however, that I will grant him. This 2-part mini-series looks slick, but that is as deep as it goes. The attempts to portray a kind of unrequited affair with the female lead were pathetic. The portrayal that either the First Nations or Quebec would present a serious threat with actual violence (as seen in this film) is laughable; sorry, but Paul Gross is too much a pretty-boy to be taken seriously in this role. Bottom line: the premise is flawed (you cannot possibly be elected in a by-election, then become Prime Minister within the time-frame presented); and the enactment of such a thing as the War Meaures Act could not possibly occur within the context of this movie. Given what went on within Quebec the last time it was used (I was there), an enactment of it under the circumstances presented in this movie is an incomprehensible thing to anyone who lived there at that time. You want to create the situation for a referendum on sovereignty? That would be it, and sovereignty would win, with my vote helping! Second bottom line:way too slick overall to be taken seriously as any kind of drama/commentary on the world we live in in reality! 2 thumbs DOWN! Not even worth a re-watch.


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