The MAPL rules actually say any Canadian citizen or PR living anywhere in the world or non-citizen six months resident in Canada. I don't know if the "or PR" part was there in 1971, but if it was, that might account for someone like Gale Garnett. One thing that confuses me is "Barracuda" by Heart, which RPM lists as MAL. Heart's first and third albums definitely qualify, as they were resident in Canada at the time. When they signed with Portrait, though, they moved back to the States, so why does "Barracuda" get the CanCon stamp? No other Heart single does (excepting the Dreamboat Annie and Magazine singles - and excepting "What About Love?", which is a cover of a Toronto song). Perhaps it's just an accident.