DRL are mandatory for ALL late model cars across Canada. I cannot remember the year it started. It is a DOT mandate. Cops could care less about it. The fine is small but your car CAN be impounded legally for it.
Funny how Canada picked up on it for an American Army study on camouflage. The Army wanted to find out how to better camouflage thier vehicles so they did a study on what makes a vehicle noticeable. No.1 on the list was headlights. Our DOT thought it a good safety feature. Interesting how the Americans did not pick up on it. Mind you, thier law makers are not a public safety concious. I remember GM having ads specifically about it stating that it was its latest safety feature b/c they cared. Sure.