Juno Awards host Sarah McLachlan has spoken out against the gender gap in the music industry ahead of this weekend’s show.
The Halifax-born singer-songwriter has won 12 Juno Awards herself and said she had to fight an “old-school male attitude” to be successful in her own career.
McLachlan said she was sad to hear women only made up one-third of nominees for this year’s Junos, which celebrates Canadian music achievements. She also said the #MeToo movement has allowed women to finally gain the power they deserve to stand up to the idea that men are always in charge.
McLachlan said she is excited for the challenge of hosting this year’s Juno Awards and showing Canadians her true personality. The show starts at 7 p.m. Sunday at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ont.
Compiled by Sarah Larke; courtesy of CBC News.