I see you're from Toronto, but I was wondering what beers you classify as "good ole Canadian style ale". Don't worry, I'm a Detroit refugee and I crossed the border many times because of the reduced legal age .
Are you going for a Molson or Blue clone? Those are actually both lagers, not ales so the yeast works a bit differently- ferments at the bottom instead of the top and requires a bit more attention. I think "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing" has a Canadian lager recipe that looked pretty tasty.