Canadians will often and seemingly out of the blue apologize for something. It is nothing. Nothing serious at all, really. Not even worth mentioning, nothing that really requires a real and/or actual apology. It is often something that would not even induce in peoples of different cultures or nations even the slightest feeling akin to the need to apologize for some perceived act, gesture or omission that one did or did not do, that might need a verbal atonement to make things right again.
Would we apologize at the drop of a hat? Sorry, don’t know the answer to that one. But if it was my toque and you saw it happen, then perhaps.
You see? Its nothing really. Sorry ’bout that.