But will they show Ted Nugent’s show in Canada?

- October 2nd, 2012

Ted Nugent has a new show coming out on Discovery Channel but I wonder if we will get to see it on Discovery Canada.
Called Ted Nugent’s Gun Country the show will look at what Nugent calls America’s obsession with guns. Based on the trailer below it looks pretty good. But a gun show in Canada? That may not happen.

You may have heard that beginning on January 1 Shaw/Global will cancel all hunting related shows including some popular ones. There is plenty of talk that the move came as the result of lobbying from anti-hunting, anti-gun advocates.

On Monday Conservative MP Garry Breitkreuz raised the issue just before Question Period began.

Mr. Speaker, Canada’s outdoor heritage is under attack – again.

Recently the Shaw Media/Global Television network announced that it will stop airing all hunting shows on December 31st of this year. This is astonishing news given that millions of Canadians not only participate in Canada’s great hunting tradition, but are known to be some of the most respected leaders in wildlife conservation.

Recreational hunting in Canada contributes billions of dollars to the economy each year. Popular shows that promote the sport and educate Canadians such as Angler and Hunter TV, Canada in the Rough and The Canadian Tradition, have been unceremoniously pulled from the Global lineup.

Many large, well-funded, international groups want to shut down not only hunting, but other outdoor heritage activities as well. This unfortunate decision smacks of bias against Canada’s hunting and sport shooting traditions.

As co-chair of the Outdoors Caucus, I encourage all Canadians who value Canada’s traditional outdoors heritage sports to speak out against this decision. Hunting is part of our cultural fabric. We must protect it!

Now for the record Shaw does not own Discovery Channel Canada, CTV/Bell Media are the people behind that channel. A search of their website doesn’t turn up anything to do with the show.

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5 comments

  1. Elizabeth Sullivan says:

    Here’s one show I can definitely do without. Isn’t there enough brain draining crap on the idiot box already?

  2. Bill Elder says:

    This has nothing to do with ratings, the ratings are there according to Neilson. This is about furthering the agenda of male pacification/submission by attrition. The collective army of Leftoid bots we find in any decision making position will always use it as a vehicle to play out leftist ideology. That’s what we are seeing here. One of the center planks in that ideology is that the male sex is too “wild, unrestrained” and violent and this must be repressed and subjugated. This makes for the utopian left society – pacified, submissive, and reliant. We can’t have truly free “wild men” mucking up the urban utopia.

    To that end all things manly/male, must be repressed. Men must be re-engineered into a new passive hermaphroditic sexual stereotype. Hunting, fishing, self sustaining free lifestyles, independence of action, thought and expression – all the things Uncle Ted represents, sends doctrinaire Lib-left social engineering types into a dead faint. Gotta love that!

    To answer the question, no, you’ll never see Uncle Ted up here because we have the aforementioned social engineering agenda of pacification and repression of individualism making rulings on what we may watch and hear. It’s really past time, for real men to stand up and say frig you to this kind of incremental repression. Hello – calling all men – (crickets chirping) – oh well I guess they have all been politically castrated as per the left agenda.

    “C-68 has little to do with gun control or crime control, but it is the first step necessary to begin the social re-engineering of Canada.” – Liberal Senator Sharon Carstairs 1996

  3. Brian Jones says:

    Can’t see why Discovery Canada would block it – they already air Sons Of Guns which has similar content in terms of the guns and range stuff, Mythbusters also does a lot of gun themes as well, and they’ve aired Anthony Bourdain’s show which has shown him in hunting scenes in his travels [including at Ted Nugent's ranch] and even one stomach-turning scene where Bourdain ate a live wiggling baby octopus. They also have River Monsters about fishing, though that is mostly catch and release. Also they have Mounted In Alaska, which relates to hunting as well.

    Based on the trailer, Nugent’s show seems milder. My guess is the reason it’s not mentioned on Discovery Canada’s website is some sort of a territory rights delay, similar to other shows which air their US seasons weeks or even months before they air in Canada.

  4. Dave P says:

    Elizabeth according to the NFA’s medium range estimates there is 3,100,000 gun owners in Canada. That’s close to 10% of the population who enjoy them and maybe they would like to see guns shown in positive light for change. Don’t forget guns are used in some Olympic games and we have many clubs where the shooting sports are enjoyed by friends and families alike.

    You can always exercise your right to change the channel!

  5. jen says:

    Why doesn’t SNN move on to showing programs like this. SNN might increase viewership. Surely, the people who have been watching this/these programs without knowing SNN even existed would soon turn to SNN… provided that SNN show the programs.

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