For John, BLUF: Our parking meters should be able to handle Canadian Quarters.
When I go to stores and get change there is a a likelihood that I will get a Canadian Quarter. And I spend it like a quarter, sometimes.
Today I was downtown at 0800 and parking by the Lowell City Hall, along the island with the Ladd & Whitney Civil War monument and the Winged Victory statue. Because I was driving my wife's car I didn't have my dollar coins and I used quarters. After putting in four quarters I dropped in, without thinking about it, a Canadian quarter and the machine rejected it. That wasn't so bad, but the machine also rejected all my previously deposited quarters and canceled my transaction. That seemed a little weak. Or, maybe a poor job of programming.
Regards — Cliff