Hm. Maybe the admixture of living in the USA and continental Europe...?
Other than that I don't know; I've only been to Canada once.
I asked Canadian author Cory Doctorow what Canadians are like and he told me these jokes:
Q: How do you find the Canadian in an elevator?
A: Step on people's feet until someone apologizes.
Q: How many Canadians does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Two -- one to screw in the light bulb, and one to fly to New York to see if light bulbs are still cool.
So... thanks. I think. :-)