According to the New York times, the world has suddenly discovered Canada and realize just how cool we are and not just the frozen wasteland everyone south of the border sees us as. I am hurt deeply that I wasn't included on this list because am I NOT the hippest of all?? I mean really. It's all politics and a popularity contest.
Its author, Peter Stevenson, suggests Canada has shed its modesty and politeness with the election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and through the popularity and influence of artists like Drake, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber.
It profiles 17 Canadians who are "making the nation cool", including Quebec director Xavier Dolan, singer Grimes and comedian Samantha Bee, while name dropping long-time cultural heavyweights like Joni Mitchell, Mike Myers and Leonard Cohen — for whom it coins the praise "coolest cat in a hat."