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"They're really the only awards that kind of mean anything," he continued. "I feel like all the other awards just involve, like, a panel of people or members of some sort of association."
A dig at the Polaris awards, so recently won by Green's brothers in F---ed Up? Perhaps, but more likely just a nod to the fans that keep the Alexisonfire boys decked out in the finest linens and furs, thanks to the $25,000 prize that goes to the winner. That's five grand more than the 11-juror Polaris committee awarded to F---ed Up, who will be putting their prize winnings toward a charity Christmas single to raise money to help find aboriginal women who have gone missing.
Another winner was British Columbia-based singer/songwriter Dan Mangan, who apparently plans to spend his winnings on a tour van and paying off debt, a charity of another kind. Performers at the event included Polaris noms Hey Rosetta!, Metric and the Weakerthans.