question for you candians
Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:07 PM
U.S. acres or is that hectacres? which if i'm not mistaken is equal to 2.5 U.S.acres. (actually it's 2.47)
Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:52 PM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:00 PM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:37 PM
While Canada is officially metric, much of commerce is still in the Imperial system. Land is still acres, corn, wheat, and soybeans are still sold by the bushel. Go to any hardware store and metric fasteners are not common. Most bolts are in inch size and if you want metric, you pay a lot extra for them. The thermostat in my new house is in Farhenheit degrees. The instrumentation in my car is digital and can be set to whatever measurement you want. I have the HVAC set in Fahrenheit, speedometer in both English and metric. My gut feel is Canada is less metric today than it was 15 years ago. And I am happy with that. Actually anything that repudiates what that scumbag Trudeau did is good with me.
I hope you are right George. I have been resisting this foreign system of measures that was imposed on us over 40 years ago. I've had to become partially bi-lingual to function though.
Our saving grace on land measurement is that the country was all surveyed using the imperial system many years ago. A section (640 acres) is a mile square, not 1. something kilometres. Crossroads are a mile apart east and west, 2 miles apart North and South. I don't think the govt. is going to re-measure and cut up the land into nice round numbered metric blocks, plus re-locate all the roads just to make us fully metrified.
Eventually us old "imperial system dinosaurs" will die off and the younger generations that have been brain washed from birth in the metric system will make the change over complete.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:13 PM
40 years ago the government of the day wanted to do more business with Europe, etc so in came the metric system. About 20 years ago the government of the day saw that closer ties to the US was the way to go, so NAFTA was born.........and the real mixed bag we have today!