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10 Canadian Musician Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following

Twitter is a great way to keep in touch with friends in a public forum. But, it is also a perfect online hub to follow your favourite musicians and have the opportunity to connect with them on a personal level. Whether you are new to Twitter or a Twitterholic, if you aren't following any of these accounts you could be missing out on laughter, information and fun. Let's get started!

The Guys

Josh Ramsay (@JoshRamsay)

Twitter Style: Josh Ramsay is the lead singer of Marianas Trench, a band from Van City that is taking the Canadian music scene by storm. His tweets from the studio, the road and in response to fans are always funny, witty and informative. Ramsay frequently invites fans to video shoots, shopping trips and even to join him and the band at the movies. He has a wicked sense of humour and tweets with imagination and enthusiasm.

Response Level To Fan Tweets: High

Favourite Tweet: "If I ever get a girl pregnant, I'm gonna look at the ultra sound with my fingers crossed, hoping its [sic] somehow a kitten."

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Kardinal Offishall (@KardinalO)

Twitter Style: Kardinal Offishall, a rap artist from Scarborough, Ontario, tweets to the world as if he is tweeting to his best friends. He is proud to be Canadian and responds to his fans as much as he can. His tweets are passionate, positive and powerful. When Offishall talks back to his loyal followers, he is genuine and real.

Response Level To Fan Tweets: High

Favourite Tweet: "Whether it's a Rasta's head wrap, Muslim veil, Yakama or otherwise-you shouldn't be forced to relinquish religious dress to become Canadian…"

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Drake (@Drake)

Twitter Style: Unless you are already a fan of Drake, reading his tweets can be slightly confusing. But, once you are versed in the lingo, inside jokes, lyric references and comments about crew members , it's like you are part of a secret society. The Toronto native references his videos, festivals and music in short tweets that can leave you guessing, but feeling privileged once you are in on the mystery.

Response Level To Fan Tweets: Medium-Low

Favourite Tweet: "OVOXO…Take Care…Echoes Of Silence"

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Pierre Bouvier (@PierreBouvier)

Twitter Style: Is there anything sexier than when a musician tweets in English AND French? I think not! Pierre Bouvier, front man of the pop/punk band Simple plan and Montreal, Quebec native, treats his Twitter account as his diary from life on the road. He frequently thanks his followers for their love and support and keeps them up to date with everything Simple Plan-related. His feed is very enthusiastic and upbeat. He is no stranger to the exclamation mark!

Response Level To Fan Tweets: Low

Favourite Tweet: "Thanks for all your support during the tough times. We have the best fans in the world! Love ya"

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Jacob Hoggard (@JacobHoggard)

Twitter Style: It's hard to take Jacob Hoggard's tweets seriously, but then again, why would you want to? Hoggard's account is two things: sarcastic and sincere. When he isn't promoting Hedley's newest album, show, or an appearance, he can be found responding to fans and thanking them for their continued love and support. The Surrey, B.C.-native also throws in some great pictures from the road, on set and in the recording studio.

Response Level To Fan Tweets: High

Favourite Tweet: "Everybody needs to pretend time doesn't exist once in a while"

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The Girls

Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne)

Twitter Style: The great thing about Avril Lavigne's Twitter account is that she keeps it up to date without flooding your timeline with tweets. If you are big fan of the star from Napanee, Ontario and looking for a central place to get all your updates, following her account is a great place for you. She links to her various websites and brands whenever something new is released and tweets about her shows and upcoming appearances. You never miss a beat when you follow her tweets.

Response Level To Fan Tweets: Low

Favourite Tweet: "If you want something bad enough in life then get it, create it, chase it, and take it. Don't be afraid. You would be surprised…"

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Alyssa Reid (@Alyssa Reid)

Twitter Style: Alyssa Reid has to be one of the cutest girls ever! A new artist from Brampton, Ontario, she shares in her fans triumphs and tribulations, tweets adorable pictures of her pets and lets you into her world without hesitation. She is sweet and sensitive with a hint of sass. If you are looking for an up-and-coming Canadian artist to follow, check out her account.

Response Level To Fan Tweets: High

Favourite Tweet: "I'm not into the whole "yay, it's Halloween, let's walk around almost naked cause we can" thing. It's cold outside. Put your clothes back on."

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Fefe Dobson (@fefedobson)

Twitter Style: Following Fefe Dobson's Twitter account is like getting a glimpse into her world. The Scarborough, Ontario girl tweets words of strength, lyrics and most of all, gratitude to everyone who helps her on her journey. She encourages follower participation by asking trivia questions and then following those who guess right.

Response Level To Fan Tweets: Medium

Favourite Tweet: "Know what you deserve and don't settle for less…Love should feel like a blessing not a curse"

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Keshia Chanté (@KeshiaChante)

Twitter Style: Keshia Chanté does it all: she tweets, replies, retweets and really connects with her followers. Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, she tweets about her favourite things (including candy, shopping and music), her performances and appearances and replies to as many fan messages as possible. Her tweets are fun, energetic and relatable.

Response Level To Fan Tweets: High

Favourite Tweet: "Lately I'm always really hungry before bed…like I feel for a bagel at 2am. I'm gonna end up with a big booty..#watchfodat! Lol"

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Jann Arden (@jannarden)

Twitter Style: If you love to laugh, follow Jann Arden. A native from Springbank, Alberta, her tweets are witty, clever and often hilarious. She is truly an everywoman and tweets without apology. Her candid nature is refreshing and she makes you laugh simply by not taking herself too seriously.

Response Level To Fan Tweets: High

Favourite Tweet: "I decided NOT to work out today and I am overjoyed. I'll make up for it moving the remote around."

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