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Barry T BS: Canada, and their new clock setup (39) RE: BS: Canada, and their new clock setup 19 Jun 05

DMcG> It is a missed opportunity -
DMcG> they should have adopted Metric Time

Is anybody old enough to remember the April Fools joke that the CBC pulled, when they announced that then Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, was *imposing* Metric Time on the nation? It was the same year that we changed most of our systems to metric. Emotions were already fully charged, magnified by the love/hate extremes we all felt towards Trudeau.

Half the nation went ballistic! For an April Fools prank it was, as they say, 'a good one'!

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