Y2K: The strange, true history of how Canada prepared for an apocalypse that never happened, but changed us all

“On Dec. 31, 1999, Canadian leaders were preparing for the possibility that civilization would break down. The fear that electricity, phone lines and the financial industry could freeze up at the stroke of midnight because of a simple coding glitch in the world’s computers that had come to be known as Y2K. Michael Guerriere, who ran one of Toronto’s most important hospitals, prepared like a doctor: He went to bed early.”

Eric Andrew-Gee – The Globe and Mail – December 2019


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