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    Duchess Says

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    Montreal, QC

    Duchess Says

    Duchess Says was created in late 2003 when four members of the Church of Budgerigars decided to collaborate together on a common musical project to promote a new kind of church and spread the message of the Duchess (or spiritual budgie). This Montreal band presents audiophiles with a collection of intense "moog rock" songs that pull influence from new wave and punk with artistic cues coming from cinema and visual arts. Duchess Says has the mandate to decontextualise the rock and to promote simultaneously their Church on the way.

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    Jesse Brown

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    Investigative Journalist

    Canadaland

    Jesse Brown

    Canadaland

    Toronto

    Journalist Jesse Brown runs Canadaland, the crowd-funded news site that has disrupted the way the Canadian media works. He pioneered a new business model for news while uncovering scandals at the CBC, the Globe and Mail, and in government. His hit podcast has become a destination for guests like Margaret Atwood, Jay Baruchel, and Chantal Hebert.

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    Suuns

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    Montreal, QC

    Suuns

    From the beginning, Suuns (pronounced “soons”, and translates as “zeroes” in Thai) have sought to do things differently. They formed in Montreal 2007, when singer/guitarist Ben Shemie and guitarist Joe Yarmush got together to work on some demos, soon to be joined by Liam, Ben’s old schoolfriend, on drums and Max Henry on synth. Their first two records, 2010’s Zeroes QC and 2012’s Polaris Prize-nominated Images Du Futur–both released on Secretly Canadian –were immediate critical hits, and Suuns soon found themselves part of a late ‘00s musical renaissance in the city, alongside fellow groups like The Besnard Lakes, Islands and Land Of Talk. Still, at the same time, Suuns feel remote from the big, baroque ensembles and apocalyptic orchestras that typify the Montreal scene. “We write quite minimal music,” thinks Ben. “They’re not traditional song forms, sometimes they don’t really go anywhere –but they have their own kind of logic.” Or as Joe puts it: “It’s pop music, but sitting in this evil space.”

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    Saadia Muzaffar

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    Founder and Tech-Entrepreneur

    TechGirls Canada

    Saadia Muzaffar

    TechGirls Canada

    Toronto

    Saadia Muzaffar is a tech entrepreneur, investor, and an internationally prolific media advocate for diversity and equity in the science and technology sectors. Founder of ‪TechGirls Canada, the hub for Canadian women in STEM. Senior Director of Marketing at ‪AudienceView. Featured on CNN Money, Canadian Business, Vice and more. She is a proud feminist who sees colour.

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    The Burning Hell

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    Peterborough, ON

    The Burning Hell

    The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom. Having been on the road since since 2007 the band has played everywhere from festivals like Glastonbury and Dawson City to bars, living rooms, abandoned bunkers, and a mental asylum in rural France. They run the gamut from introspective folk to hyperactive rock and taking the audience on a supermarket-cart ride through hooky, upbeat pop songs, dark ballads about pet euthanasia, and anthems for barbarians, economic conferences, and love. Set to release Public Library, a new album of distorted story-songs, in April 2016, and they’ll spend the better part of the spring and summer in their natural habitat: the tour van.

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    Close Talker

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    Saskatoon, SK

    Close Talker

    Close Talker is the exalted indie rock trio from Saskatoon, Canada. Formed in 2012, the band has made great strides in a short period of time: two full-length releases, numerous tours throughout North America, Europe, and the UK, and international attention garnered from critically acclaimed blogs and publications. Spin Magazine writes, “Close Talker pair their rigid yet sanguine melodies with achingly euphoric lyricism," while Q Magazine calls the band “one of their country’s most zesty exports.” Exclaim! described the live show as magnetic; “a nice balance of anthemic rock with soaring harmonies and spacey, melodic breakdowns.” In 2015 Close Talker received nominations for Sirius XM’s Emerging Artist of the Year, as well as Western Canadian Music Award’s Video of the Year, Independent Album of the Year, and Radio Starmaker’s Rock Recording of the year.

    Close Talker is Will Quiring, Matthew Kopperud, and Chris Morien.

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    Jessica Walsh

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    Designer and Art Director

    Sagmeister & Walsh

    Jessica Walsh

    Sagmeister & Walsh

    New York

    Jessica Walsh is a designer & art director working in NYC. Her work has won awards from the Type Director’s Club, Art Director’s Club, SPD, Print, and Graphis. She has received various distinctions such as Computer Art’s “Top Rising Star in Design,” and an ADC “Young Gun”.

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    Lisa Charleyboy

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    Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief

    Urban Native Magazine

    Lisa Charleyboy

    Urban Native Magazine

    Toronto

    Lisa Charleyboy (Tsilhqot’in – Raven Clan) is a First Nations writer and social entrepreneur. She is the Editor-In-Chief of Urban Native Magazine, which focuses on pop culture with an Indigenous twist. Named by Huffington Post as one of three Aboriginal Millennials to watch. Published in The Guardian, CBC Arts, and THIS Magazine and more.

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