Rush notwithstanding; there is such a thing as Canadian rock and roll. The best Canadian bands seem to be able to retain some of that bar band sound even after they’ve made it big. You know that sound. When you're digging the band in the bar. In the bar. That sound.
The Hip, 54:40, Tom Cochrane, The Northern Pikes, Colin James, The Arkells … even Our Lady Peace and The Guess Who. They all preserved a bit of their roots, remained true.
Makes ‘em more approachable, dontcha think?