Province Seeks Input On Seasonal Time Changes

The government of Alberta is seeking public input on daylight savings time.

The province launched an online survey on Tuesday, looking to gather feedback about the observation of daylight savings time in Alberta.

Currently, Albertans set their clocks forward one hour from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday of November – putting us in line with the Northwest Territories and Montana.

Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish says as more places are having discussions about this – Albertans should also give their two cents.

“The practice of changing our clocks twice a year is largely done only in western Europe and North America. 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.”

In October, legislation was tabled in British Columbia to move to summer hours all year.

In the U.S. legislation has been passed in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington to move to permanent summer hours, however, federal approval is required to enact change.

Globally, Saskatchewan, Arizona and Hawaii do not observe Daylight Savings.

The survey is available online until December 10 – on the government of Alberta’s website.

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