Alberta Govt. Wants Public Input on Whether the Province Should Continue to Observe Daylight Savings Time

On the heels of British Columbia tabling the legislation in October 2019 to move to summer hours all year, Alberta government is launching an online survey to gather feedback about the observation of daylight saving time in Alberta.

With many provinces and states in the US initiating conversations on whether to continue to observe daylight saving time, Alberta govt. wants to gather feedback about the observation of daylight saving time in Alberta. Legislation has passed in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington to move to summer hours permanently. However, in the United States federal approval is required to enact the change. Saskatchewan, Arizona and Hawaii do not change their clocks twice a year.

European Union has already voted to end the seasonal time change by 2021 in March 2019.

Under the Daylight Saving Time Act, Albertans set their clocks forward one hour to observe daylight saving time from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday of November. This puts the province in the same time zone as the Northwest Territories and Montana year-round.

“We know people have strong opinions about changing their clocks twice a year, and we want to hear them. As more Canadian provinces and territories and some American states are having discussions about this, it’s important that we hear from Albertans.” Nate Glubish, Service Alberta Minister

The online survey will be open until Tuesday, Dec. 10. Visit alberta.ca/daylight-saving-time-engagement.aspx to share your opinion.

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