It is not fair that Canadians are stuck with watching American versions of game shows and reality shows that have international versions, yet a Canadian version does not exist of that show (or an English one in some cases) and Canadians can still not audition for the American versions of those shows. Shows like Idol, Got Talent, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, X Factor, and Survivor all have international versions but a Canadian version currently does not exist. Instead, we are forced to watch the American versions of those shows and Canadians cannot participate in those shows. As well, shows like Deal or No Deal and Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader are not available in English-speaking Canada. However, they are available everywhere else in the world and again we are forced to watch the American versions without being eligible to apply for them.
Not only is this not fair, but this is an insult to our culture. We will not stand by idly while many other countries have these opportunities while Canada is excluded. We Canadians deserve to have equal opportunities to be on these shows just like everyone else in the world who has their own versions of those shows. Canada is supposed to be a land of equal opportunity, so what should stop us from being able to take part in these shows?
Sign this petition if you also feel that both English and French speaking Canadians deserve to have equal opportunitiesand have their own versions of international reality shows and game shows. Also sign this petition if Canadians should be allowed to audition for the American versions of these shows if we do not have a Canadian version of the show.
Update #25 years ago
There is one more important thing I want to say: I have a second petition that I am working on specifically for Canada's Got Talent. Like I said earlier, other Got Talent shows have returned from cancellation and it is time for CGT to return as well. I would like to ask everyone to please sign my petition to bring back Canada's Got Talent because I am planning on sending it to both, City and NBC. Here is the link to the petition:
Update #15 years ago
Here are some updates.
In 2014, both City and CTV rejected the petitions. However, that does not mean all hope is lost. CTV has a new CEO and a new president of programming. As for City and Canada's Got Talent, remember that Australia's Got Talent is coming back from cancellation this year and New Zealand's Got Talent returned from cancellation four years after it was first cancelled. This year is four years after Canada's Got Talent got cancelled, so it's time for CGT to return as well.