On 2001-Nov-14 Stephen Selig wrote:
> I have seen a number of e-mails regarding formats adopted
> in several countries and the level of conformance over the
> past couple months. Very interesting to get this info.
> Does someone have information (or direct me to source(s))
> surrounding the adoption of ISO8601 in CANADA - especially
> any information on conformance to this standard within
> Canada by organizations, government departments, etc.?
It has been adopted as national standard CAN/CSA Z234.5
quite a few years ago. I was told several years ago that
it was adopted at the same time that Metric measure was
adopted and the YYYY-MM-DD date format is sometimes known
as the 'metric date format'. I will try to find the email
where I was originally made aware of this.
There were several correspondants from universities in
Canada, several of whom have web sites advocating the
ISO 8601 format. Some of these links may still be on my
very old (and out of date) links page located at:
One of the links may be:
though I have not checked to see if the link still works.