ERIC Number: EJ710999
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Publication Date: 2005-Mar-1
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In Canada: By the Numbers
Phi Delta Kappan, v86 n7 p552 Mar 2005
Canadians have a peculiar relationship with measurement. They may be as obsessed with rankings, top-10 lists, and measurable outcomes as anyone else, but they complicate measurement by using two fairly incompatible systems simultaneously. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau began the introduction of "metrification" in 1970 despite fairly hysterical opposition. More than 35 years later, the country is stalled complacently midway between the old "Imperial" system and its replacement. This article contains a list that presents the numbers buried in the stack of 2004 reports that have been cleared off the authors' desk to make room for the new reports that will accumulate in 2005. Unless specified, the figures are from 2003-04, the population referred to is national, and amounts are Canadian dollars.
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Identifiers - Location: Canada