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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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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The show is filmed in the future. On episode 5 (Cardinal: Keith (2017)), when Lise (Karine Vanasse) is watching surveillance footage of a Motel security camera, the date stamp is of March 17, 2017, when the show aired on Feb 25th, 2017. See more »

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14 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

I quite enjoyed this series.

I take issue with with the idea that Karine Vanasse was miscast being a francophone Canadian in Northern Ontario. In fact I appreciate hearing Ms. Vanasse muttering in French when frustrated or angry. It is a realistic usage of dialogue in this series. Her placement as a cast member is most appropriate and likely in real Ontario life.

Many Québécois apply for employment outside of their home province. In fact there are Québécois police officers in British Columbia; further from Quebec than Ontario.

As well, there is a substantial number of French speaking Canadians in Northern Ontario. Franco-Ontarians constitute the largest French-speaking community in Canada outside of Quebec, as well as the largest minority language group within Ontario. In fact there is a French term for a French speaker in Ontario - Ontarios.

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