We don't usually get too much Canadian advertising bounty from the Rogers Sportsnet feed of Toronto Blue Jays games. Most of the ads are for non-Canadian entities and self-serving Rogers promos. The small amount we got in the 2018 MLB Extra Innings free preview is worth sharing.
This pro-pipeline ad from the government of Alberta was very upbeat, matching a solution for every potential problem. There was the nice dig about "being less reliant on the U.S." This ad ran a couple of times during the 6 Blue Jays games available in the free preview.
While Canadians have a single-payer health care system, prescription drugs costs are not covered. The Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) primarily covers those 65 and older in the province. This Shoppers Drug Mart ad centres on this demographic offering to add $2 in savings to the ODB.
A $30 double bucket from KFC Canada sounds alarming compared to the $5 "meals" in the U.S. version. As we have noted before, even fast food is more expensive in Canada. This ad is also a contrast because the people in it are having fun as opposed to having various comedians badly impersonate the creator of Kentucky Fried Chicken. This is the time that we remind people that the real Harlan Sanders moved to Canada in his later years and ran KFC Canada even after he sold the U.S. business.
videos credit: Rogers Sportsnet/MLB