Flashpoint may have gone off the air in 2012, but the cops of Toronto’s Emergency Task Force are still in our hearts.Â Ed Lane, specifically, who won our latest poll asking whoÂ their Favourite Canadian TV Cops were. Lane, played by Hugh Dillon, took the top spot with 5,737 votes.
In second place came Rookie Blue‘s Sam Swarek (Ben Bass) with 3,636 votes, Corner Gas‘ Davis Quentin (Lorne Cardinal) with 1,542 votes,Â Durham County‘s Mike Sweeney (Dillon again!) with 1,465 votes and Davis’ Corner Gas partner Karen Pelly (Tara Spencer-Nairn) with 995 votes.
Rounding out the Top 10 were Swarek’s primetime partners Gail Peck, Andy McNally and Oliver Shaw, Murdoch Mysteries‘ Det. William Murdoch and Haven‘s Nathan Wuornos.Â Several readers commented that Wuornos’ lady love, Audrey Parker, should have been an optionÂ but since she’s an FBI agent rather than a police officer, she wasn’t included as a choice.
Who are your favourite Canadian TV cops?
- Ed Lane, Flashpoint (30%, 5,737 Votes)
- Sam Swarek, Rookie Blue (19%, 3,636 Votes)
- Davis Quinton, Corner Gas (8%, 1,542 Votes)
- Mike Sweeney, Durham County (8%, 1,465 Votes)
- Karen Pelly, Corner Gas (5%, 995 Votes)
- Gail Peck, Rookie Blue (5%, 898 Votes)
- Andy McNally, Rookie Blue (4%, 757 Votes)
- William Murdoch, Murdoch Mysteries (2%, 375 Votes)
- Nathan Wuornos, Haven (2%, 334 Votes)
- Oliver Shaw, Rookie Blue (2%, 333 Votes)
- Benton Fraser, Due South (2%, 332 Votes)
- George Crabtree, Murdoch Mysteries (1%, 216 Votes)
- Jules Callaghan, Flashpoint (1%, 175 Votes)
- Tamsin, Lost Girl (1%, 161 Votes)
- Dyson, Lost Girl (1%, 153 Votes)
- Traci Nash, Rookie Blue (1%, 127 Votes)
- Nick Collins, Rookie Blue (1%, 126 Votes)
- Greg Parker, Flashpoint (1%, 119 Votes)
- John Constable, The Beachcombers (1%, 117 Votes)
- Thomas Brackenreid, Murdoch Mysteries (0%, 95 Votes)
- Ray Kowalski, Due South (0%, 91 Votes)
- Mike Scarlatti, Flashpoint (0%, 89 Votes)
- Sam Braddock, Flashpoint (0%, 82 Votes)
- Michelle Kenidi, North of 60 (0%, 77 Votes)
- Ray Vecchio, Due South (0%, 73 Votes)
- Kevin Wordsworth, Flashpoint (0%, 71 Votes)
- Chloe Price, Rookie Blue (0%, 66 Votes)
- Dwight Hendrickson, Haven (0%, 60 Votes)
- Kiera Cameron, Continuum (0%, 60 Votes)
- Angie Flynn, Motive (0%, 54 Votes)
- Leslie Bennett, Republic of Doyle (0%, 51 Votes)
- Kerri, Sunnyside (0%, 50 Votes)
- Dov Epstein, Rookie Blue (0%, 48 Votes)
- Donna, Sunnyside (0%, 47 Votes)
- Art, Orphan Black (0%, 39 Votes)
- Ben Chartier, 19-2 (0%, 36 Votes)
- Ben Sullivan, Shattered (0%, 29 Votes)
- Oscar Vega, Motive (0%, 27 Votes)
- Chris Diaz, Rookie Blue (0%, 26 Votes)
- Eric Olsen, North of 60 (0%, 25 Votes)
- Tinny Doyle, Republic of Doyle (0%, 22 Votes)
- Carlos Fonnegra, Continuum (0%, 22 Votes)
- Henry Higgins, Murdoch Mysteries (0%, 21 Votes)
- Mick Leary, Da Vinci's Inquest (0%, 20 Votes)
- Slugger Jackson, Murdoch Mysteries (0%, 18 Votes)
- Aidan Black, Cracked (0%, 17 Votes)
- Nick Barron, 19-2 (0%, 15 Votes)
- Harding Welsh, Due South (0%, 14 Votes)
- Ali McCormick, Cold Squad (0%, 14 Votes)
- Joshua Nolan, Defiance (0%, 12 Votes)
- Leo Shannon, Da Vinci's Inquest (0%, 12 Votes)
- Brian Fletcher, North of 60 (0%, 11 Votes)
- James Harper, North of 60 (0%, 8 Votes)
- Jessica King, King (0%, 7 Votes)
- Kat Loving, Strange Empire (0%, 7 Votes)
- Angela Kosmo, Da Vinci's Inquest (0%, 7 Votes)
- Mary Spalding, Intelligence (0%, 7 Votes)
- J.M. Brouillard, 19-2 (0%, 6 Votes)
- Mark Cross, Motive (0%, 6 Votes)
- Audrey Pouliot, 19-2 (0%, 5 Votes)
- Liz Carver, The Border (0%, 5 Votes)
- Inspector Dillon, Continuum (0%, 5 Votes)
- Brian Lucas, Motive (0%, 5 Votes)
- Gray Jackson, The Border (0%, 4 Votes)
- Ted Altman, Intelligence (0%, 4 Votes)
- Poppy Wisnefski, Cracked (0%, 4 Votes)
- Diane Caligra, Cracked (0%, 4 Votes)
- Tyler Joseph, 19-2 (0%, 3 Votes)
- Ed Oosterhuis, Blue Murder (0%, 2 Votes)
- Isabelle Latendresse, 19-2 (0%, 2 Votes)
- Mickey Kollander, Cold Squad (0%, 1 Votes)
- Frank Leo, The Bridge (0%, 1 Votes)
- Jack Pogue, Blue Murder (0%, 1 Votes)
- Amy Lynch, Shattered (0%, 1 Votes)
- Beatrice Hamelin, 19-2 (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 13,495
Thanks for all of those who participated in voting!
5 thoughts on “Flashpoint’s Ed Lane is Canada’s favourite TV cop”
Hugh Dillon is my favorite of everything. Hugh stole my heart July 2007.
I’m really impressed by the number of people voting — given the big issue with reporting on Canadian TV is a supposed lack of interest on the part of readers (and of reader feedback). So good for TV, Eh? (and for Canadian TV).
I’m curious whether there’s any ancillary results that can be drawn from the votes? The number of people who used their 3 votes for different shows vs. the number of people who voted for 3 characters from one show. Whether this poll was mentioned on some Hugh Dillon fansite lol (given two of the top four were played by Dillon). Whether there were any patterns in the shows people voted for — did fans of one show tend to be fans of another? What was the female/male ratio of voters (given, f’rinstance, Sam — of Rookie Blue — received almost four times the votes of Andy)? Okay, I realize you’d have no way of knowing that one!
Even the big drop off in voters between the winners and even those just a few notches down is intriguing.
These questions probably sound way too abstract (and mathematical!) to some, but as a long time observer of Canadian TV and film it would be interesting to see if there are any broader meanings (or inferences) that can be draw from polls like this.
Yeah, I’m finding these numbers pretty interesting too. Looking at the results helps us decide what – and what not – to cover on the site and planning ahead.
I’ll just assume that Sheriff Morgan and Deputy O’Neill from Bitten would have swept the category, and that’s why they were left off. ;)
My name is sharon, i love hugh Dillon
On flashpoint his amazing cop.
Wher can i write to get a signed photo .let me know.
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