Toronto’s crack-smoking, rageaholic mayor Rob Ford is making us think a lot about Canada these days. Most citizens from our neighbor to the north are considerably calmer and less debauched than Ford, and the country has given us many of our greatest musicians, from Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen to Rush and Tegan and Sara.
Now we have a question for you: Who is your single favorite band or artist to come from Canada? It can be anyone born in the country who spent at least a bit of their childhood there. That gives you a lot of options, including a certain 19-year-old pop singer who has a newfound aversion to shirts. There are grey areas with groups like the Band where not every member is from Canada, but we’ll make each call individually.