ss_blog_claim=8dcabb3175f064b32823a45ed345083b Majik's Thoughts: Can you run that by me one more time?

10/29/2007

Can you run that by me one more time?

Okay, I was surfing the C.B.C.s website and I came across a show that is supposed to be airing next march. The show is called Canada's Next Great Prime Minister. Apparently its the second season of the show. I just have to say, "Can you run that by me one more time?"

The show is about young peoples ideas to make Canada a more prosperous nation. The prize they are giving out is $50,000. They don't really say very much about the show, I don't know why. There is an age limit set for those who want to apply, 18 to 25. You have to get people to vote for you in order to win, just like politics. I've never heard of this show before, has anybody else?

I can't think of any reason why this show was developed, except to get Canada's youth interested in politics. I'm sure all the young people of voting age are paying attention to politics, especially if they are in school. I remember teachers talking about people who don't vote let everybody else speak for them. Along with the latest commercials they came out with before this past election for Ontario's provincial government. Those commercials were quite funny, actually having someone else speak for you in different situations like a job interview. Do you go out and vote or do you let others speak for you?

But back to the show, what exactly is this show trying to accomplish? I had to do a double take when I saw the name of the show, really! Canada is moving into a better position on the global stage, and it is important for the youth of Canada to make an impact on our economy. I have a few ideas on what could make this country more prosperous, but what do I know, I'm just a blogger lost in the World Wide Web.

4 comments:

allyt said...

Hey Friend,

I've never heard of the show... can't say I'd watch it though. Far too many reality shows these days.
Did you see that show where questions about canada were asked and you could play along on the internet? I can't recall what it was called but I did not do as well as I expected. Perhaps I give myself too much credit from time to time.

Majik2903 said...

Allyt, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! If you ever remember the name of that trivia show let me know!

Peace.

Mark said...

Majik: I've read some of your posts this morning, and thought they were quite thought-provoking. Especially the one about light pollution. Being from the US, I can't say I've seen the show about Canada's Next Priminister.

And although there were a couple of grammatical things I would do differently, I won't blog about you!

Good thoughts. I look forward to reading other posts!

Mark K

Guin said...

The show started as an essay contest by Magna that's been going on for 13 years now. Here's the Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada%27s_Next_Great_Prime_Minister

I helped write that entry and I'm the Interactive Producer on the show. We have last year's show on YouTube, but this year's show has a slightly different format. It airs March 23rd at 7 PM on CBC and we'll be posting it online after the broadcast as well. So if you don't watch it this year, you can watch it online and decide if you want to watch next year.

One awesome thing is CBC has sold the format for the show. It's going to be in several countries now, most calling it "Next Great Leader".

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