tedster - 3:12 pm on May 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'd say add the canonical link element to the <head> section of every page and use only the fully qualified, absolute address for the href attribute.
I asked the hosting services 3 times and 3 different people said NO, but i'm not sure.
You are wise to question this answer. Hosting companies are not strong in SEO and they certainly will avoid making extra work for themselves.