No, there was a governmental push recently and we all had mandatory jaw attachment surgery.
regarding grades, I think that LSDAS does the proper job of converting. I feel bad for the damn brits who seem to be unable to get higher than 4.0. First Class Honours and all that. I have also heard the rumor that canadian schools grade harder, but I think that schools have some feeling for UG difficulty. When I emailed NYU, they said that they knew all about all the Canadian Schools. It scared me.
I found this when I was looking for the british grading system at Oxford:
'There is no such thing as “summer school” or “Maymester”.'
Ha, maymester. Crazy, crazy brits.