Thanks for the response guys.
Doesn't look like I'm missing out at all. Perhaps other than no Wikipedia usage at this point in time. I'll just get lit formatted ebooks and have it transfer to kindle. As for whether Canada will be using the same technology to access the net... i'll have to take that into consideration. But I don't think the Canadian population is large enough to have Amazon reassemble a different technology into the Kindle.
Anyways, today I found someone who is selling it at Amazon price + $25 shipping. Looking forward to it