The Best Laid Plans


Mini-series | 6 x 60 min.


Based on author Terry Fallis’ award-winning novel of the same name and 2011 Canada Reads winner, THE BEST LAID PLANS, is a humorous and satirical journey into the world of national politics and the people who do the backroom maneuvering in Canadian government.

Parliament is a secret and esoteric world with its own culture, customs and language. THE BEST LAID PLANS is a rollicking journey into this cosseted world. Our guide through the story is the idealistic Daniel Addison (played by Jonas Chernick), head speech writer for the Leader of the Opposition. When Daniel catches his girlfriend and her boss in flagrante delicto he decides to flee political life and return to academe as assistant professor of English at the University of Ottawa. But it turns out that a life in politics is a bit like life in the mob – you just don’t walk away. For Daniel, the cost of exit is that he must find a candidate in a small riding 50 kilometers away and manage the campaign in the quickly approaching election. The catch: the riding in question has voted solidly for the Governing Party in every single election since Confederation and the incumbent is Eric Cameron, the extremely popular finance minister whose approval rating in the last election was over 90%.

The ensemble cast stars Jonas Chernick (My Awkward Sexual Adventure, The Border), Kenneth Welsh (The Day After Tomorrow), Jodi Balfour (Bomb Girls), Sarah Allen (Being Human), Mark McKinney (The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town), Raoul Bhaneja (Train 48), Peter Keleghan (Murdoch Mysteries), Eric Peterson (Corner Gas), Leah Pinsent (Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town), Sonja Smits (Cybergeddon, Traders), and Barbara Gordon (Little Mosque on the Prairie).

The Complete Series now available on DVD HERE.