Rita MacNeil speaks after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the East Coast Music Awards in Sydney N.S., Sunday Feb. 20, 2005. (Jacques Boissinot / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Canadian musicians, politicians, and fans are paying tribute on social media to Cape Breton folk singer Rita MacNeil, who died Tuesday night following complications from surgery. She was 68.
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