I am a Canadian and a very good tipper. I don't beleive I have ever been out to a meal where eveyrone I was with did not tip well. On cruises we leave the mandatory on the tab and add to that as well - in cahs at the end. We always tip porters, cab drivers, tour personel and anyone that we come in contact with that does us a service. Not tipping is definately not a "Canadian" habit - just the habit of uncaring individuals - that can be said for any society.