HuffPost Canada closed in 2021 and this site is maintained as an online archive. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
It turns out he met his wife at the 1993 Junos.
Tessa Virtue! Rick Mercer! Ontario politicians?
"... our friend Jeremy didn't get a chance to finish."
Downie also won a Juno for Artist Of The Year.
"No, it's not Jim Cuddy's baby..."
"Look at all the young girls, this is a felony waiting to happen." That was the "joke" that Russell Peters used to open up the 2017 Junos on Sunday, an award show that had already been marred by a second consecutive year of the #JunosSoMale debate over gender-imbalanced nominees. Peters then proceeded to reduce Canada's heritage minister, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, to being "hot." The show went on, but anger over Peters has continued to build as have the usual defenders crying about how it was just a joke. So let's unpack that.
"It’s such a perspective that I’ve never seen."
The country's top talent made it out to the awards' show on Sunday night.
"Decolonizing doesn't hurt anybody. It's exactly what everybody needs to do."
But putting personal sentiment aside, I do firmly believe Leonard Cohen deserves to be on a stamp. I wish it had happened before his death -- as I have written previously, placing living Canadians on stamps, beginning 11 years ago, was the right thing to do, honouring groups like Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip and individuals like Stompin' Tom Connors, Joni Mitchell and Anne Murray.