I think it is time we simplified the spelling of English. Impossible entanglements of letters must make the language abysmal to learn. Caution, through, tough and more I know owe their Impracticalities to French German and Latin etc but we have grown up and no longer subservient to parental choices; we can move on.
True; spelling has never been my forte thus my motives suspect. However, I have never been a fan of “just because it was does not mean it still has to be.” Recall the past agreed, fashion the new on president yes; but let’s not be slaves to yesteryear. The beauty of it all is we can always change back if we want. And by way; metric or imperial Canada? Not both.