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Trailer Park Boys Crash MuchOnDemand

From a MuchMusic news release:

Monday, October 2nd @ 5pm ET

MuchMusic welcomes Canadian cult heroes the Trailer Park Boys to its daily fan and celebrity showcase MuchOnDemand.

Ricky, Julian and Bubbles stumble into Much headquarters in downtown Toronto on October 2nd @ 5pm ET to promote their forthcoming self-titled feature film. TRAILER PARK BOYS THE MOVIE hits theatres nationally Friday, October 6th and Much VJs Leah Miller & Matte Babel get the complete dish on it direct from Canada’s favourite dimwits.

As always, fans in the MOD audience will ask questions along with those from coast-to-coast via text, e-mail and Speaker’s Corner. Fans can dial 416-870-6824 (press option #3) for a chance to reserve free tickets to this limited-access event.

Viewers can also watch Star! Daily, MuchNews and MuchMoreMusic’s news daily The Loop in the days ahead for complete coverage of TRAILER PARK BOYS THE MOVIE.


-On October 3rd their entire MOD appearance can be viewed at on MuchAXS, MuchMusic’s fan-controlled broadband video community.

-Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson was featured in an episode of the Trailer Park Boys’ TV series. Now he’s back again for an appearance in the film. He also performed on and produced the movie’s soundtrack and recruited an eclectic mix of Canadian rockers to lend their musical talents to the project including: Rush bassist Geddy Lee, Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier, Thornley frontman Ian Thornley and more.

-Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are played by Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith, respectively.

-Movie trailer, synopsis, bios and more available at WWW.TRAILERPARKBOYSMOVIE.COM.


Upcoming episode: Global Currents, Sept. 30

From a Global news release:

“Health Care 911: The Plight of Immigrant Medical Doctors”

Saturday, September 30th at 7 p.m. ET/PT (60 mins.)

Health Care 911: The Plight of Immigrant Medical Doctors, digs deep to uncover the truth behind what is really going on in our health care system – following several foreign trained medical doctors who are trying desperately to get their credentials recognized in Canada. Told through the eyes of immigrant filmmaker Jiyar Gol, Jiyar goes head to head with the College of Physicians and Surgeons and BC’s Minister of Health looking for answers. Among the doctors profiled, viewers will meet Dr. Pervaiz Ahmed a general practitioner from Pakistan who now supports his wife and two children by working as a security guard. Dr. Alfredo Tura from Italy who came to Canada only to work as a nurse for ten years before obtaining a residency and Dr. Rafet Jhameel from Iraq who volunteers his time in a clinic because he is not allowed to practice medicine.

About ‘GLOBAL CURRENTS’: Global National’s Kevin Newman hosts this critically acclaimed documentary series committed to revealing extraordinary perspectives and issues affecting all Canadians. Each one-hour, independently-produced, weekly documentary represents the talents of Canada’s best socio-political, environmental, humanist and scientific documentary filmmakers.

Other documentaries in the series include:

o Breaking Ranks – October 7
o Dads Who Fought Back – October 14
o Polygamy’s Lost Boys – October 21
o The Stamp Fishery: Loss of a Dream – October 28
o Somba K’e – The Money Place – November 4
o DecAIDS: Anything is Possible – November 11
o 100 Days of Freedom – November 18
o The Damage Done: A Drug War Odyssey – November 25
o Rich Nation – December 2
o Thin Ice – December 9