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    The Canadian Picture: Managing the Conversion of Standards in Canada

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    This paper relates the Canadian experience in the establishment, through the Standards Council of Canada, of arrangements to provide standards expressed in SI on a nationally coordinated basis. Against a background of the general situation in Canada with respect to metric conversion, it describes the integration of the activities of the organizations concerned and delineates responsibilities for the conversion of standards. It provides a list of factors which influence a program for the conversion of standards and outlines a series of steps from first consideration through to the availability of standards expressed in SI. It contains an interim progress report which indicates that action toward conversion is still in an early stage; nevertheless, experience to date does highlight some observations of general application. A message in the conclusion begs for close attention.


    metric system, units of measurement, standards, government policies, weights and measures

    Author Information:

    Spencer, GH

    Committee/Subcommittee: S03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32264S