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We asked: Who tops your Canadian music list?
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Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) or the Guess Who.
—Kevin Power (District 38 Lambton)

Roch Voisine and Loreena McKennitt.
—Anne MacInnis (actively employed)

Roch Voisine.
—Anne Gray (District 18 Haliburton Kawartha Lakes)

Damien Robitaille.
—Jacynthe Dallaire (District 51 Echo)

Great Big Sea or Blue Rodeo. I love these bands and have seen them both
in concert.
—Pam Baker (District 50 Atlantic)

My daughter plays fiddle in an Ottawa-based folk group called the North River. They’re pretty darned good if you ask me, so they’re up there on my list. I’m a Joni Mitchell and Bruce Cockburn fan from long ago. And Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are forces to be reckoned with.
—Linda Skeries
(District 17 Simcoe County)

Johnny Reid.
—Janice McKeown
(District 19 Hastings and Prince Edward)

Corey Hart, K.D. Lang, Bryan Adams, April Wine, Tom Cochrane and Colin James, to name a few. We have amazing talent in Canada.
—Mary G. Cecol (District 15 Halton)

Blue Rodeo all the time! I was lucky enough to meet Jim Cuddy on my birthday, and he signed some of my concert photos. It was a former student who made all this possible!
—Sandy Stewart (District 13 Hamilton-Wentworth, Haldimand)

The Tragically Hip.
—Michela Guerriero
(District 34 York Region)

Rita MacNeil. She liked a Christmas song I had written and was going to perform it on her last Christmas tour. She wasn’t feeling well and cut out a number of her own songs as well as mine. Sadly, she died a few months later.
—Dale Matthies (District 9 Huron-Perth)

Blue Rodeo.
—Karen Kerr-Kennedy
(District 48 Leeds and Grenville)

Neil Young and Jann Arden.
—Jennifer Richards (District 13 Hamilton-Wentworth, Haldimand)

Leonard Cohen has always been my favourite artist, because he says it the way it is. He sang ballads about real life.
—Joan Trotman (District 13 Hamilton-Wentworth, Haldimand)

Jann Arden.
—Brian Moore (District 9 Huron-Perth)

Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans — all of his songs. Right now, he’s in a fight against open-pit coal mining in prime foothill areas.
—Peg Daigneault
(District 8 London, Middlesex)

It’s very hard to narrow mine down to only one, but I would say my favourite individual artist is Shania Twain and my favourite groups are the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
—Lorraine Knowles
(District 36 Peterborough)

It’s a toss-up between Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot. In a more current vein, I’d say Whitehorse.
—Michelle Contant
(District 3 Algoma)

Gordon Lightfoot.
—Andrea Kirshenblatt
(District 34 York Region)

I will always love Burton Cummings and the Guess Who.
—Sue Nieuwenburg
(District 28 Region of Durham)

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Barenaked Ladies.
—Shirley Criscione
(District 24 Scarborough and East York)

Celine Dion.
—Kathie McNamara
(District 8 London, Middlesex)

Teenage Head!
—Laurie Orford
(District 10 Bruce, Grey, Dufferin)

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