You do realize there has been literally tens of thousands of Canadian movies made don't you? No offense, but, it appears that you've watched relatively few. You also didn't name one single classic, such as Montreal Main, Nobody Waved Goodbye, Mon Oncle Antoine, l'ange et la femme, or even Passchendaele, which, like the story or not, has very high production values. You also never mentioned a single Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) film, nothing by Norman Jewison (Agnes of God), James Cameron (Titanic), Sarah Polley (Away From Her), Deepa Mehta (Fire), Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters), Paul Haggis (Due South), Denis Arcand (Jesus of Montreal), David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises), or many, many others, including anything by the NFB and the pioneers of documentary and animation. You admirably mentioned Bruce Macdonald, but given your previous statement about production values, the praise rings pretty hollow.
When people slag Canadian films, they are usually basing their opinion (if it even is their opinion and not simply someone Else's) on a handful of mediocre commercial movies. In fact, some of the greatest directors, writers, of producers and pioneers of cinema were/are Canadian, and those people have created some of the most commercially successful movies of all time. Today, a good portion of what you watch at the movies and on TV are made in Canada, using Canadian directors, writers, producers, actors and myriad crew. So, don't take Canadian cinema lightly. It is no longer fashionable, funny, or even correct to suggest that most Canadian movies have poor production values. That simply isn't the case.
I apologize for the angry tone of my reply. I know you didn't mean to provoke such a response, but I get very, very tired of hearing again and again that Canadian cinema has poor production values. Most people haven't seen enough Canadian movies to fairly make such a statement, and those who have would never say such a thing.
As for hockey movies, there is only one good hockey movie, and while that was made by Americans, it was largely about Canadians. One of my favourite movies by the way. Can you name it?