From Scott Stinson of the National Post:
The Inaugural Canadian Screen Awards were lacking, but at least it was a start
The Canadian Screen Awards, a kind of Golden Globes North that honoured the best in the countryâ€™s film and television, had many of the trappings of the typical award show in its inaugural run. There was a degree of star power. There were some sharp jokes delivered by a comic veteran, Martin Short, or Canadaâ€™s Billy Crystal. There was an awful lot of awkward banter between presenters. There were winners who were abruptly played off the stage mid-speech. Read more.