Seeing as The Amazing Race Canada cannot really do culture-clash language barrier struggles with the lack of international legs, and they typically cast for â€œinspirationalâ€ stories (Anthony and James were pretty much asked to audition by production) that avoid the inter-team drama (Dave and Irina an obvious exception this year), that leaves task drama so the perception is the tasks are very difficult which creates the penalty as a strategy angle. Had the time came in then the task would have become literally impossible; and if I remember correctly, it took A&J, T&A over four hours, so over double the penalty time anyway. And, apparently, if it wasnâ€™t for the local advantage knowing Goats on Roof the Roadblock would have slowed them down even more. This Leg was a bit weaker than the last few. So-so tasks and the maze while it looked like a cool Survivor challenge, was much quicker then the dance just from the description of the Detour. Knew it was probably a non-elim with only six teams left and only midway through the episodes. â€”DanAmazing
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