Except his poppy didn’t look like a normal Canadian Remembrance Day poppy, it was longer, and had a bushy green extension.
I dug into the issue and found that, indeed, the Canadian and British artificial poppies used on November 11 are different. Here’s a side-by-side comparison, Canadian on the left and British on the right:
The Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal British Legion have considerable information about their respective poppy appeals, but, as far as I can tell, no information about the design of their respective poppies. There is, however, a Canadian law suit on their design.