There is an old joke in the restaurant business – “What’s the difference between a Canadian and a Canoe?..Answer: “A Canoe tips!”.
Apparently some restaurants in Burlington Vermont got so frustrated with French Canadian tourist not tipping that they empowered their wait-staff to add an 18% gratuity to the bill. The link below is to the article that sparked articles and editorials around the world.
Are Burlington Restaurants Discriminating Against Québecois Customers? | Seven Days.
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I hope it’s only a few folks who have this unflattering habit. I always thought that Canadians were laid-back and nice (but then again, I may be biased being Canadian myself).