Cardinal struggles to right past wrongs that could derail his investigation and end his career, as the case grows more violent and twisted, and the clock ticks down on the killer's next victim.
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Series cast summary:
 John Cardinal (8 episodes, 2017-2019)
 Noelle Dyson (6 episodes, 2017)
 Det. Jerry Commanda (6 episodes, 2017)
 Catherine Cardinal (6 episodes, 2017)
 Josh (6 episodes, 2017)
James Downing ...
 Detective McLeod (6 episodes, 2017)
 Constable K. Fox (6 episodes, 2017)
 Detective Hannam (6 episodes, 2017)
 Lise Delorme (6 episodes, 2017)
 Edie Soames (5 episodes, 2017)
 Malcolm Musgrave (5 episodes, 2017)
 Keith (5 episodes, 2017)
 Eric Fraser (5 episodes, 2017)
 Dorothy Pine (4 episodes, 2017)


Cardinal is a Canadian crime drama television series, currently in production for a scheduled debut on CTV in the 2016-17. An adaptation of Giles Blunt's award-winning mystery novel Forty Words for Sorrow, the series stars Billy Campbell as John Cardinal and Karine Vanasse as Lise Delorme, detectives investigating the murder of a young girl.

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Filmed in Sudbury, North Bay and Whitefish First Nation, Ontario. See more »

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Why Are Canadian Productions So Easily Recognizable?
4 February 2017 | by (Calgary, Canada) – See all my reviews

I didn't know this program was a Canadian production when I tuned in. However, within 10 seconds of dialogue, I remarked, "this is a Canadian production". Sure enough. I don't understand why Canadian productions are so easily recognizable. I am a very proud Canadian and support all things Canada. However, I am embarrassed that our local productions are so poor. The dialogue is stilted, the sound is irregular, the camera work is blatantly contrived and the plot is so slow-moving, I had trouble following it. This is nothing new; I've easily recognized Canadian television and movies for decades. I just keep hoping I'll be fooled one day by productions at least near the caliber of those made in the US. It is no wonder at all why our best Canadian actors move to the US where they can actually learn and act in professional circles.

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