startup - 11:47 pm on Sep 24, 2002 (gmt 0)
I have a .ca hosted in Toronto Canada. The site is #2 in Google.com for a very competitive search term. The term shows over 1.2 mil found. The location of the host or the domain make absolutely no difference in the rankings on G.com. I have also done the same with a .co.uk hosted in the UK.