Why are so many of the HGTV shows based in Canada?

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  1. John Doe

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    I'm thinking it is because gay marriage is legal there.
     
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    isn't HGTV a canadian channel?
     
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    Most of us still own our property
     
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    Is it? Who is the parent company?
     
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    So do we.
     
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    Cool. Maybe the US foreclosure numbers have mislead me.
     
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    The original HGTV is an american station owned by Scripps Networks Interactive. HGTV Canada was formed later as a joint venture between CW Media and Scripps.
     
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    Its a pretty fucking sad world when just because someone likes their house and gardening they are presumed to be gay.
     
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    If I had time i'd maintain my gardens.
     
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    I spend tonnes of time and money each year on/in the gardens. Will spend A LOT more this year. Something soothing about working around in the gardens.
     
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    Or maybe speaking for an entire country vs. speaking for yourself is proving difficult? I represent myself and my family with my words. :)
     
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    the gf is addicted to HGTV.
     
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    Yeah, they are probably also a pedophile.

    I mean, I thought RC was all about stereotypes as a lifestyle? Assimilate into your surroundings, yo!
     
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    So is mine. :lol:
     
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    HGTV in the US is the parent but they get governmet grants to produce shows in Canada so why wouldn't they
     
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    I'm not wondering why they wouldn't, I'm wondering why they ARE. So I guess the grants are the reason...
     
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    I was responding to the question about HGTV, had really nothing to do with me or my family. So yeah, I was speaking in terms of the country. Your foreclosure rate > our foreclosure rate. More % of people here seem to have money to invest in their properties during this lovely recession, so it makes sense HGTV would base a lot of shows out of Canada.

    I could be wrong but it's my response and I am sticking to it.
     
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    also they have to x hours of Canadian content so why not use it in the US
    we are rather civilized up here
     
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    The difference in home ownership rates between Canada and the US is 2%, which any mathematician can tell you could easily be chalked up to a statistical anomaly. Pedestal pushing avoided. Refocus your attack or move on plz.
     
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    I choose to move on simply for the fact I don't actually care who's right, it was my response to a question and I am over it. Nothing changes the fact that US or Canada (or International) based shows on HGTV are the shizzle, my favourite channel.
     
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    Word to that!
     

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