Canadian-spec cars must have DRLs forced on. US and Canadian Fusions are exactly the same except for the speedometer, so all US Fusions have to have DRLs whether they're on or not. I believe digital gauges can be flipped between imperial and metric by the user, but I haven't tried it.
The DRL law in Canada is so strict that if you want to import a US-spec car and register it in Canada, you need to visit a dealer or mechanic who can disable the ability to turn off the DRLs, which costs time and money. I always suspected this is a collusion between dealers/mechanics and the government to get more cash... it would make more sense to simply fine anyone driving with Canadian plates and with DRLs turned off.
The scamming doesn't just stop at DRLs... bringing in a car originally registered in the states or even another province requires you to pay $100+ for a safety/emissions inspection. No exceptions, even if the car is very new, even if it was manufactured in Canada... I went through this at a Ford dealer and the inspection was so quick, I swear they probably just checked all the boxes without actually looking at the car and then pocketed the cash.
Enough ranting, glad you guys are able to get DRLs enabled at no charge.
My precious: 2013 Fusion Hybrid SE Ice Storm - Luxury Package (Dune), Navigation, Tech Package, Active Park Assist, Moonroof (ugh), 18" premium painted luxury wheels. Built in July 2012, bought CPO (former demonstrator) in May 2014. 6.3L/100 km lifetime fuel economy
Current temporary ride: 2003 Lexus LS430 w/navigation and parking sensors. Bought in December 2002, selling when I graduate