One of the most popular foods in Canada is the Canadian version of pastrami - a concoction called Montreal smoked meat. The most basic explanation of this is that it is meat that was smoked in Montreal - hence the inclusion of Montreal in the name of the dish. Typically, it is considered to be a kosher-style meat, but whether or not it is actually kosher is up for debate.
Smoking is a slower method of cooking than grilling or browning. However, it is well worth it for the taste it creates. The flavors are usually absorbed over the span of a week, and then the meats are smoked - or cooked by smoke and heat. When that’s done, the process is finished with steaming.