Go to Newflundland and Labrador and you won’t say all Canadians talk alike. LOL! I remember in 1970 that I took a job as a teacher in a one-room school in Hatchet Cove, ., NL and I asked the class how the day proceeded since i was new in the classroom and they were old hands. A grade 5 student stood up and proceeded to talk for 5 minutes on what they did each day and I didn’t understand a word she said. By the end of the year, I understood everything perfectly and was even afraid I’d start to talk like an outport Newf. LOL! It’s strange when I was on Fogo Island for a year there were several Mainland teachers (1 from Cape Breton educated at UPEI though, 1 from southern Ontario, one from Colbourne not far from Kingston, 2 from New Hampshire, 1 from Sept Iles, Qu,, 1 from PEI, 1 from Montreal and 1 from Manitoba. I noticed that I didn’t revert to a Newfoundland accent ever. The influence of Mainland English coming from the Mainland teachers was enough to keep me speaking Mainland English. I remember at the end of the school year I was speaking with a group of students in Newfoundland English and one student stopped in amazement and said, “Will you listen to her?” She’d been taught French by me and knew I usually spoke Mainland English when not speaking French. Language is a funny thing.