Do Canadians follow the American English pronunciation with the "eye" phoneme or do they tend to stick with the Commonwealth pronunciation, i.e. with the short "i" vowel?

(Sorry, don't seem to be able to paste IPA.)

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    The OED gives both versions in the UK, with /aɪ/ in the US. It does not mention Canada.
    – Stuart F
    Commented May 23, 2023 at 16:18

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Not sure there is a 'Commonwealth pronunciation' in this case. It's rare for Australians to use the short 'i' for example. Canadians too as far as I'm aware.

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    Commented May 23, 2023 at 5:39

Justin Trudeau uses the American pronunciation; see around 06:40 in this video.

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    This is anecdotal evidence (based on a single example), so probably better for a comment than an answer. Commented May 25, 2023 at 5:01

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