Originally Posted by coinop
You are contradicting yourself. To anyone reading who is considering moving to Canada or the USA: you are 100% expected to leave at least a dollar tip for every drink you order at the bar. It doesn't matter if you go up to the bar 10 times in one night, you tip a dollar for each drink. Alternatively, if you have a tab open, tip 15-20% on the total at the end of the night.
I can see how that can be seen that way, so I'll phrase it clearer;
If ordering at the bar of a nightclub, have seen most Canadians not tip; they get their change and walk away. I did tip, however, for better service. The fact that I got excellent service (bartender would skip others when I went to the bar) from tipping a loonie per drink told me that not many people tipped.
If ordering a drink at the bar of a pub whilst sitting at the bar, I tip the guy making my drink. But most often if drinking multiple drinks, I'd be assigned a tab, and pay the tip when I was leaving. The main exception to this happening was when getting served at the bar at the bowling alley (at Dufferin & Samor).
In most places, I've sat at a table that was served by a server who takes my order, and I tip them. Usually hung with Canadians, and they also only tipped the server, not the barman.