The Quality of Life (2008) : The Quality of Life: Popular Vancouver Mayor, Dominic Da Vinci, is hosting a Canadian mayor's conference. One of the attendees is Toronto Mayor Tom Drood. Despite being considered a political lightweight (or in reality because of it), Drood is being supported by Charles and Katherine Greenborne - newspaper moguls - as a candidate for the next federal election; they tout Drood as potential Prime Ministerial material. The support of the Greenbornes, as people who control the media, is powerful. They throw a shindig for Drood, the party where they hope to get public endorsement by Da Vinci for Drood's candidacy. Following the official party, the Greenbornes - with Drood and the Greenborne's drug addict nephew, Earl, in attendance - host a more private affair complete with drugs and sex show. The next morning, Anna Navarez, one of the domestics at the party and post-party, is found dead in her bedroom in the basement of her employer, Phyllis Whiting, a friend of the Greenborne's. With what circumstantial knowledge he has at hand, Da Vinci smells a cover-up on the Greenborne's part both about the fact of the post-party and Navarez's death. In addition, key potential witness Drood suddenly leaves town; Earl is a person unknown to the investigators; and evidence conveniently shows up implicating Navarez's former boyfriend, who was also working as a domestic at the party. Da Vinci wants to help in the investigation but he has to tread a fine line due to his public persona as a popular politician, one who has a possible eye on the Premiership.
Director : John Fawcett
Cast : Alex Diakun, Allison Hossack, Benjamin Ratner, Brian Markinson, Bruce Ramsay, Ellen Ewusie, Eugene Lipinski, Hrothgar Mathews, Hugh Dillon, Jennifer Clement, Karin Konoval, Marcus Hondro, Mary Walsh, Michael Murphy, Nancy Kerr, Nicholas Campbell, Patrick Gallagher, Pauline Wong, Rebecca Reichert, Reg Tupper, Ron Lea, Rondel Reynoldson, Sam Vincent, Terry Chen, Thai-Hoa Le, Tinsel Korey, Venus Terzo