A New York Times article proclaiming that Canada has suddenly become "hip" is prompting some cheers and jeers online.

The article, published Saturday, claims that a handful of major Canadian culture makers and shapers are carving out a name for themselves, as the country comes into its own.

Leading the way is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who the article notes has "assumed the role of world leader with a heart" since winning the federal election last year.

"There's something very refreshing about a prime minister who is talking about compassion towards Syrian refugees and not about building walls," the journalist who wrote the article, Peter Stevenson, told CTV's Canada AM on Monday.

"He also comes from a great deal of political charisma."

Stevenson says that Trudeau, as one of the many Canadians making waves on the international stage, is representative of a "new Canada."

Also included on the Times list are artists Grimes, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Drake, actress Rachel McAdams, actor Ryan Gosling, directors Sarah Polley and Xavier Dolan, comedian Samantha Bee, and fashion designers Erdem Moralioglu and Tanya Taylor.

The article notes that, while there have been many "sultans of cool" coming from Canada in the past, including the likes of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell, this new generation is notable because they are embracing their identity and shedding the stereotypical "modesty" associated with this country.

"To their credit, Canadians have always been very self-effacing," Stevenson said, suggesting this new group of Canucks are far more "outspoken" and "disruptive" than Canadian icons of the past.

"The self-recognition is perhaps a sense of pride and more comfort with just being Canadian," he said.

Online reaction to the article, however, was less conclusive.

While many took pride that our country had landed a profile in the New York Times, others argued that Canada has always been cool.

Others were angry that notable Canadians had been left off the list:

Some, somewhat strangely, insisted that the Times was dead wrong in its assessment:

And others used the article as a way to point out just how much better they believe Canada to be compared to the U.S.:

Meanwhile, other (very hip) Canadians shrugged off the article, noting that craving validation of from Americans was simply not cool: