That is the way it works in this town. Ottawa has what Kylie Minogue calls the "Tall trees syndrome." If you get too tall people in this city, actually just the Ontario side of your capital, want and will cut you down.
That is why, as Paul Anka says, this is a good place to be from.
TV Guide reports that one lad who is from here and has done so well is "Former MTV Total Request Live VJ Quddus (real name: Benjamin Quddus Philippe)[who] has been named host of ABC's summer singing competition Duets. He joins a cast that also includes music stars Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke."
That will get the haters going.