In talking to a few salespeople, they are very unenthusiastic about selling the car, and I've found most aren't very knowledgeable, even though they have to go through a LEAF training course to be able to sell them. One of them told me they don't make much money on them, so it's less of an incentive to spend time trying to sell them.
Here in Toronto, I was unable to find a Leaf dealer who was interested enough to return a phone call, let alone discount the outrageous difference between the Canadian cost and the US cost of the Leaf.
I bought a 2014 Smart Electric Drive for $19K all-in (Ontario has $8500 rebate, and Smart deducted $4000 off the MSRP which by the way is almost identical to the US MSRP).
Until more manufacturers match the US pricing for electric cars here in Canada, it's going to be slow going.
Oh, and everyone who gets a ride in my Smart is blown away and begins asking about what other electric cars are available. It will take time.
My neighbour has a Leaf, so there are two electric cars, and two houses with solar panels on my street, which is altogether too uncommon unfortunately.