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25 12, 11:26am
That accent is only common in a relatively small region around the East Coast.
That would be like us calling the New York (Italian-ish) accent was THE American accent, and insisting all people in the USA, from coast to coast should be talking that way.
The reason you think of that "aboot" bit as the "Canadian" accent is a famous little comedy program called "The Great White North".
Two Canadian comedians making mocking parody of east-coast Canadian stereotypes... but to the US audience who didn't grasp the cultural context, those two clowns became "All Canadians" to them. >_>