most of the english people here suck at french, and most of the french do refuse to speak english. let alone, neighbouring ontario, quebec is quite different from it. and not just because its french. same as i dont see the west coast being anything like the east. ive been to a few places in canada as well and not only is the accent, and slang different, so are the lifestyles. you can tell an american tourist apart from the regulars most of the time. ive been mistaken by tourists in new york as someone from new york as well. anythings possible, and frankly, im not french, im a bilingual canadian, im not italian, by my real last name, im canadian, foremost, before im a montrealer from quebec. even you have prejudices about the east coaster buddy.
there are major cultural differences, and unless you havent traveled to a lot of states, i wouldnt say much, because also the please and thank yous ive grown using has also let a lot of new yorkers guess that i was from canada.
ive also been mistaken for belgian in france, because of the accent, but known i was a tourist because i was so pale. montrealers are in fact to be said to live much more in a european sense than our neighbours. the way that most people dress/act is symbolic of their environment.