Canadian Vs US Blog Awards

Curious - the difference between the Canadian and US Blog award nominees/winners.

The Canadian flavour - brought to you by features a majority of blogs i’ve never heard of before. Is this an indication of my limitiations?  Or an indication that Canadian blogs are just below the radar?  I was hoping to come across some of the excellent Canadian blogs I read:

But no - the only recognizable blog nominee was Rick Mercer, and despite his plugs each week on the Rick Mercer Report, the majority of the content that he’s got is simple regurgitation of his weekly rant.

On the US blog side, I recognize and read a good 40% of the blogs that are mentioned. It’s important to note that these blogs are not just US blogs, but from all over the world.

Go ahead - take a look at each blog awards site. You be the judge.
I’m not sure what a comparison suggests, perhaps it’s simply a process and procedural problem for how blogs are validated and chosen? Perhaps the Canadian version is still working out the kinks in the selection/voting process?
I was hoping to discover real Canadian talent…. only to find…. yeesh.