CANADA FINALLY MAKES THE SWITCH TO METRIC TIME - IT IS ABOUT TIME!

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Real Estate Agent with Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage
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As many are well aware, Canada spent much of its time converting from the imperial system of measurement to the metric system in the 1970s and as the 1970s drew to a close, the final stages of metric conversion were being emblazoned onto the minds of Canadians with the temperature recordings changing from Fahrenheit to Celsius, yards to metres, pounds to kilograms, etc.    Like a foreign language being introduced said so many Seniors.   Very difficult to understand, said others. 

And here we are in 2012, finally able to fit the last piece to the puzzle:  Metric Time.   Simply put, as with other metric measurements of things like distance and weight, Metric Time utilizes a simple base 10 system. Similar to the imperial time utilized in the United States (60 seconds to the minute, 60 minutes to the hour, 24 hours to the day), metric time is calculated within a base-10 framework.

So,  we will now have

100 seconds to the minute,

100 minutes to the hour and

20 hours (or two 10 hour periods) to the day.

When the nation has finally adapted, the week will change from 7 days to 10 days and will be known as a `dekade`. 

Personally, I think we should make all the changes all at once!

Though this has caused some concern with American tourists, metric time is very simple to use and is not cumbersome in its calculations as the older "imperial" time is.

Metric Time is to finally come into effect and begin on JUNE 1st, 2012. 

It is ABOUT TIME!!!

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Sotheby's International Realty Canada, Brokerage*
Kingston, Ontario

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Susan Emo
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Juli - doesn`t it make sense

Apr 01, 2012 03:29 AM #12
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Susan Emo
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Alan, you`re like `Arthur`: sometimes you just think funny thoughts!  

Apr 01, 2012 04:21 AM #13
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Alan May
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It's about time.... literally... (I'm so funny, I crack me up!)

Apr 01, 2012 04:29 AM #14
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Roger D. Mucci
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Is this some kind of an April Fools Day prank?  I'd be so confused...........or I should say MORE confused then I already am.

Apr 01, 2012 05:23 AM #15
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Ron Tiller
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Is this before or after the exchange rate? :-)

Apr 01, 2012 05:44 AM #16
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Hey Susan - A lot is happening on June 1, 2012 in Canada, eh?  First we have metric time and then we have the federal budget announcement from a couple of days ago that we will be able to bring a lot more stuff into Canada on a sales tax free basis if you have been outside Canada for a short time (only a bit more stuff if you have been outside of Canada for longer.) :)

Apr 01, 2012 05:59 AM #17
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Susan Emo
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Roger - you've only a little bit more time :0)

Apr 01, 2012 06:03 AM #18
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Susan Emo
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Ron -  I can't keep up . . .   are you guys worth more than us today or are we ahead again?

 

Apr 01, 2012 06:04 AM #19
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Susan Emo
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Marc -  it's all go isn't it!!

Apr 01, 2012 06:04 AM #20
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Chris Smith
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Susan, I did not see many April Fool's Jokes today... I remember fondly the silly jokes my Dad would play... I should try some with Alec... next year for sure =)

Apr 01, 2012 09:33 AM #21
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Chris - the old switch-er-roo with salt and sugar was always a big one when I was a kid.

Apr 01, 2012 09:35 AM #22
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Will Hamm
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Susan, I know this must be April fools,  if it is not, I will be confuse forever when I come to visit.

Apr 01, 2012 09:51 AM #23
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Susan Emo
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Will, we will have to synchronize our watches at the border.  :0)

Apr 01, 2012 09:56 AM #24
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Lydie Ouellet Dickinson
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;  ) Got me going for a good 20/60 metric seconds!

Apr 01, 2012 10:49 AM #25
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Susan Emo
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Hey Lydie -  make sure you share this with your family, they might not have heard!!

Apr 01, 2012 11:27 AM #26
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Laura S. Baker
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Bwah ha ha ha!

Apr 01, 2012 01:05 PM #27
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
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Go on Susan, pull the other leg now. As far fetched as that would seem, I bet some beaurocrat has done a study on switching over to metric time.

Apr 02, 2012 02:30 AM #28
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Susan Emo
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Laura - we're Canadian . . .  it must be true!

 

Apr 02, 2012 02:34 AM #29
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Hi Malcolm -  you'lll be really worried after you Google this!!!

Apr 02, 2012 02:34 AM #30
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Marie Graham
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SUsan this is great, you are such a pip!!

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