this argument or whatever that is happening about canadian music is retarded. of course only the major blowout material would make it to the states/the rest of the world.
for example there are tons of amazing australian bands from the 80s that only made very minor impressions in the states/overall charts.
split enz, mondo rock, marc hunter/dragon, matt finish, the church, nzpop
but then again what everyone knows is INXS