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Metric measurements at the grocery store

The Story

Canadian consumers are going to have to deal with metric measurements at the grocery store in 1982.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Reporter: Kelly Crichton
Duration: 1:53

Did You know?

• The Toronto Star took a similar angle on the news featured in this report. On the front of the next day's paper, the Star reported that "you'll be buying chicken by the kilogram instead of by the pound" when the new rules take effect.

• The Star report from Nov. 25, 1981, also notes that two CBC personalities -- Bruno Gerussi and Jehane Benoit -- were being paid to help teach the public "how to cook in metric."

• In January 1983, CBC featured a story about a Toronto butcher who didn't want to have to use metric measurements. Click here to watch.



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