Alberta government wants feedback on scrapping Daylight Saving Time
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Alberta’s government is going to take another look at getting rid the twice yearly time change.
The UCP government is launching an online survey to gather feedback about the observation of Daylight Saving Time in the province.
Service Alberta Minister, Nate Glubish says as more Canadian provinces and territories and some American states are having discussions about this, it’s important that Albertans have a say too.
“The practice of changing our clocks twice a year is largely done only in western Europe and North America,” says Glubish. “Earlier this year, the EU voted to abolish seasonal time changes by 2021. In North America, we’re seeing provincial and state governments table and pass legislation to do the same. It’s time for Alberta to have a serious conversation about this.”
Two years ago, an NDP private member’s bill looking to get rid of Daylight Saving Time was scrapped.
The online survey, open until December 10th, can be found here: Daylight Saving Time Survey