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For Good Measure: Canada Converts to Metric

For Good Measure: Canada Converts to Metric

The Story


Depending on your perspective, it was either a sensible scientific shift, an annoying unnecessary change or a sinister communist plot. Canada's decision to go metric in 1970 definitely sparked some passionate debates. It even drove some Canadians to civil disobedience. CBC Archives explores the history of Canada's gradual and sometimes shaky transition to the metric system -- a transition that, to this day, has yet to be fully completed.