Canadians are more vicious and the pioneers of this stuff.
Our probably most evil telco, ATT, is a mere amateur to some of the stuff that occurs up north. -- "If something about the human body disgusts you, complain to the manufacturer" - Lenny Bruce What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.
Both markets suffer from a severe lack of competition, due to this hands off governmental approach in the markets. When you compare the market to Europe or even the Aussies, our services look like an absolute joke.
The Aussies are probably closest to the Canadians and their market and the options (services) available are blowing them out of the water; particularly as their nation wholesale NBN FTTH roll-out ramps up.