Don't think it's something you can turn off at all.
US version doesn't have it either. Its really strange the way Mazda has fragmented their technology in the CX-3.I don't have that button. And the engine has never stopped (automatically), so I assume that i-stop is not in the Canadian version (at least for the GS model). Too bad...
If you want to see fragmentation of models in the car industry, check out the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek. The US version comes complete with an updated Eyesight module and Blind Spot Detection. Canada? Forget it! Up here it is simply a redressed 2015 model with no new features.US version doesn't have it either. Its really strange the way Mazda has fragmented their technology in the CX-3.
That would be any manufactures dream and they are getting better at standardization. Unfortunately markets have conflicting sets of requirements. But they are lobbying to make it happen.Wouldn't it make things easier for them to have one standard model across the globe? I can only imagine the logistical nightmare the COO of these car companies must deal with. Then again, maybe they don't do squat and simply delegate everything to their regional offices.