is a Canadian political drama
that first aired on the CBC Television
October 31, 2004. It starred Paul Gross
and Leslie Hope
, with former politician Belinda Stronach
making a cameo appearance
. Written by Gross and John Krizanc
and directed by Charles Binamé
, it was nominated for five Gemini Awards
and four DGC Craft Awards
. It won one Golden Nymph Award
for best actor (Paul Gross).
When the Prime Minister of Canada
dies in a canoeing accident, his son, Tom McLaughlin (Paul Gross), goes into politics and ultimately becomes Prime Minister. The investigation into his father's death, however, reveals that it was no accident, raising the possibility of assassination. Tom accepts the U.S. President
's plan to divert part of the Great Lakes
to help the United States with their water shortage. Sgt. Leah Collins (Leslie Hope) and Member of Parliament
Marc Lavigne (Guy Nadon
) slowly piece together evidence of a conspiracy
that threatens Canada's existence.
Filming took place all over the city of Ottawa. Some the bigger locations included Earnscliffe and The Parliament Buildings.
The Trojan Horse
, featuring McLaughlin's continuing political ambitions and struggles in the wake of the events of H<sub>2</sub>O
, premiered on CBC
on Sunday, 30 March 2008.
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