I'm a New Yorker, and I visited Montreal this summer on vacation, and I just wanted to know how it compared to other Canadian cities. So, could some friendly Canadians tell me whether or not most of the things I noted about Montreal are common to other Canadian cities? - It seemed like every single person was smoking cigarettes, and every restaurant allowed smoking inside. I know you guys get crap from Americans for being too socialist, but in New York there are way tighter restrictions on smoking, and I can't stand the smell of cigarettes. - The total tax I payed on everything was around 15%, as opposed to the 8% I pay in NY. - No Deli's. - Hip-hop seemed to not be popular. - Lots of homeless people, like one every 3 blocks or so in the nice areas. Also, I was wondering what gasoline prices were in the great white North, and if your government purposely polluted CO2 in order to more quickly bring about global warming.