I would like to find out what "AA" and "PA" stand for in the content rating if anyone could help please.

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Dennis Crawford

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Dennis,

Is it possible to post a URL link where you found this information so a contributor or an IMDb representative might be able to answer your question.
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Thank you for your message Dennis,

Can you confirm if you are referring to the film certification as found on on Blade Runner as an example below?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/parentalguide

If so - AA is a film certification from Ontario Film Authority and stands for Adult Accompaniment. PA is a film certification from the Manitoba Film Classification Board. I am not sure what it stands for, perhaps one of our Canadian contributors will be able to provide more insight, could possibly stand for Parental Accompaniment.

If this is not the section you are referring to, as per GMJ could you please provide us with a link to where you are seeing this information and we can look into this further for you?

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Meredith
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PA is not a rating for the Manitoba Film Classification Board. (Or, it isn't a current one.) According to their website, the current ratings are G, PG, 14A, 18A, R and E (for exempt from ratings.)

https://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/mfcb/class.html
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Hi Adrian,

It is possible it is not a current rating, however I was able to find a reference to it on the Province of Manitoba Classification Board website here, in relation to the 14A rating you have listed.

http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/mfcb/mpaa.html

Consequently some MPAA Restricted rated films may appear with a PA/14A Manitoba rating as the Manitoba board considers language in the context of the whole film.

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Meredith