Best Halifamous Person

Joel Plaskett

You’ve seen him on stage, MuchMusic and rockin’ the block on the Junos. Apparently, you also like seeing Joel Plaskett out on the streets, at the hardware store and in the mall. He says he gets recognized sometimes, “but it’s mostly at places like Kent, where they listen to Q104 all day at work.” He’s flattered by the attention, but the lanky Emergency front man still doesn’t think of himself as famous. “It’s like if you were a shoemaker,” he says. “When you walk down the street, people would say ‘Oh there’s that guy who makes really good shoes.’”

1st runner-up: Gary Beals

2nd runner-up: Tie: Rick Mercer and Mike Smith

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