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Published on July 1st, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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And Canada’s Favourite Celebrity Ever Is…

ET Canada polled the country NCAA-style on the popularity of 64 Canadian celebrities. Actors, astronauts, politicians, musicians and more were included in a bracket that attracted more than 3 million votes, three times the votes case in their “Canada’s Most Beautiful” poll.

In the end, it was the leader of Canada’s House Band™ vs. Neo. Final score: Gord Downie 275,000, Keanu Reeves 268,000. Gordie baby won with 52% of the vote, defeating people like Carly Rae Jepson, Trish Stratus, Avril Lavigne (and Chad Kroeger!) and Jim Carrey along the way.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker.

In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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