#CyberFLASH: Canadians may soon compete on Jeopardy

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Alex Trebek speaks during a rehearsal before a taping of  Jeopardy! Power Players Week at DAR Constitution Hall on April 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

OTTAWA (CP) — Game show host Alex Trebek says it looks as if Canadians will soon be able to apply to compete on Jeopardy again.

Trebek, who has presided over the quiz show for more than 30 years, is in Ottawa to receive the key to the city and met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau briefly.

The prime minister has praised Trebek’s financial contributions to the University of Ottawa.

The two also discussed a return of Canadians to Trebek’s popular show.

Changes in Canada’s digital privacy laws last year caused problems over Internet applications, but Trebek says they are being ironed out.

Trudeau suggested the host had worked out a fix for the problem.

“I’m sure you’ve been grilled on that,” Trudeau said.

“Well yes, because everyone blames us and I keep turning it around and saying …”

Trudeau interrupted: “You’re blaming me instead.”

“Well not quite,” Trebek said, adding that he has been told a solution is in the works.

The show’s website says it cannot accept registration information from Canadians but “we are currently evaluating this matter.”

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