While Canadians were never banned from the quiz show Jeopardy, now Canadians can go online and apply to be on the program.
The Canadian updated privacy laws were identified as the reason why the Canadians couldn't apply online, according to the show.
Jeopardy show host and real-life Canadian Alex Trebek did meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on this topic when Trebek was in Ottawa to receive the key to the city in May. Trebek grew up in Sudbury, but went to the University of Ottawa.
The change took effect Monday. Trebek noted that there were still plenty of Canadians in the pipeline to be on the show. Given that the show starting taping for the fall in July, the online troubles didn't last long. Trebek noted back in February to the Ottawa Citizen that a pair of Canadians were scheduled to be on the show in March.
In the Trebek-Trudeau meeting in May, there was some concern that the applications had to be in both official languages, English and French. Trebek said the show received an exemption for that requirement.
Though Canadians have been able to see Jeopardy on CTV and later CBC, they watch the show on U.S. TV stations via cable, satellite, and over the air.