I would love any more recommendations in this price range
To be honest, at the C$40 mark, I usually buy Irish (Redbrest or Jameson 12) or Bourbon - say, Elmer T. Lee, or Woodford Reserve.
I guess if it came down to Scotch for about C$45, I'd buy either Dun Bheagan 8yr Islay, Balvinnie 10yr or Glenmorangie 10yr. I would recommend JW Black to others, but I just can't get into it. Not because it's a blend, but it's flavour profile is just not as... beligerent
(for lack of a better word) as I would like.