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Article: Metrication in Canada
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==Conversion process==
 
==Conversion process==
The [[Liberal Party of Canada|Liberal]] federal government of [[Pierre Trudeau]] first began implementing metrication in Canada in 1970 with a government agency dedicated to implementing the project, the [[Metric Commission]], being established in 1971. By the mid-1970s, metric product labelling was introduced. In 1972, the provinces agreed to make all road signs metric by 1977. There was some resistance to metrication, especially as the sectors of the economy where the federal Weights and Measures Act required metric to be used grew in number. The metrication of gasoline and diesel fuel sales in 1981 prompted 37 [[Progressive Conservative Party of Canada|Progressive Conservative]] [[Member of Parliament|Members of Parliament]] to open a "freedom to measure" [[Filling station|gas station]] in [[Carleton Place, Ontario]], selling gas in both imperial gallons and litres. The small city of [[Peterborough, Ontario]], was a noted hotbed of opposition to metrication, having been one of the government's three test centres for the metrication process. [[Bill Domm]], a Member of Parliament representing the [[Riding (division)|riding]] of Peterborough, was one of the country's most outspoken opponents of metrication. During this period, a few government employees lost their jobs for their opposition to metrication.<ref name="Firedforopposingmetric">{{cite web |url=http://archives.cbc.ca/clip.asp?page=1&IDLan=1&IDClip=10616&IDCat=345&IDCatPa=261 |title=Fired for opposing metric |accessdate=2008-03-11 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=CBC |quote=}}</ref> One official with Revenue Canada who publicly opposed mandatory metric conversion was dismissed for "conduct unacceptable for a public servant."
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The [[Liberal Party of Canada|Liberal]] federal government of [[Pierre Trudeau]] first began implementing metrication in Canada in 1970 with a government agency dedicated to implementing the project, the [[Metric Commission]], being established in 1971. By the mid-1970s, metric product labelling was introduced. In 1972, the provinces agreed to make all road signs metric by 1977. There was some resistance to metrication, especially as the sectors of the economy where the federal Weights and Measures Act required metric to be used grew in number. The metrication of gasoline and diesel fuel sales in 1981 prompted 37 [[Progressive Conservative Party of Canada|Progressive Conservative]] [[Member of Parliament|Members of Parliament]] to open a "freedom to measure" [[Filling station|gas station]] in [[Carleton Place, Ontario]], selling gas in both imperial gallons and litres. The small city of [[Peterborough, Ontario]], was a noted hotbed of opposition to metrication, having been one of the government's three test centres for the metrication process. [[Bill Domm]], a Member of Parliament representing the [[Riding (division)|riding]] of Peterborough, was one of the country's most outspoken opponents of metrication. During this period, a few government employees lost their jobs for their opposition to metrication.<ref name="Firedforopposingmetric">{{cite web |url=http://archives.cbc.ca/clip.asp?page=1&IDLan=1&IDClip=10616&IDCat=345&IDCatPa=261 |title=Fired for opposing metric |accessdate=2008-03-11 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=CBC |quote=}}</ref> One official with Revenue Canada who publicly opposed mandatory metric conversion was dismissed for "conduct unacceptable for a public servant." and a little asshole.
   
 
===The changeover===
 
===The changeover===
Reason: ANN scored at 0.96157
Reporter Information
Reporter: Bradley (anonymous)
Date: Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 07:28:03 PM
Status: Reported
Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 07:28:03 PM #101791
Bradley (anonymous)

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Wednesday, the 25th of May 2016 at 10:40:56 PM #104511
Evking22

This is obvious vandalism.

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