what kind of bike do you have?
His point was a legal restriction, if I understood him correctly.
Most of the big companies (Trek, Specialized, etc.) won't sell class-3 e-bikes in Canada.
Most of Canada, they're not allowed. In British Columbia, however, it seems to be a grey area. The rule here is that you can't be assisted past 32 km/h without pedalling. But with a class-3 e-bike without a throttle, you are pedalling when it assists you past 32.