Alberta government officially scraps bill that would get rid of Daylight Saving Time. Had Bill 203 passed, there would have been two hours difference between Alberta and B.C. “It’s important that since the committee did recommend the government work with other jurisdictions to move this issue forward, that it’s something that as it continues to move through other legislatures and provinces and states across North America, that we’re a part of that conversation and we really try to guide that conversation.”. While we've observed daylight saving time for 50 years, it’s time to have a serious conversation about whether or not we should end the practice of changing our clocks twice a year. The first weekend in November is when many Canadians will be changing their clocks. election 2020: BC NDP projected to form majority government, ‘SNL’ cold open spoofs 2nd U.S. presidential debate between Trump, Biden, Fredericton Police say writer RM Vaughan found dead days after going missing, 3.5 million people who arrived in Canada since March exempted from quarantine requirement, At least 6 children killed after gunmen storm school in Cameroon, Mitch McConnell’s mysteriously bruised hands spark health questions, SNL cold open spoofs final U.S. presidential debate between Trump, Biden, B.C. “In principle, what we heard from everybody in the house is, ‘We support this initiative because Albertans support this initiative.’ We just need to make sure we’re not moving that alone,” he said. A statement from the Province of Alberta’s Minister of Service Alberta Nate Glubish on Friday detailed the government’s stance on the biannual changing of clocks, as well as releasing the results of a survey conducted in 2019 on the topic. “We know more and more governments are contemplating this move to permanent summer hours, including British Columbia, which has passed legislation to enable the province to move to one permanent time, and Yukon, who will be changing their clocks for the last time this Sunday.”, Leaders in Eastern Canada have been reached out to by the Province of Alberta as well to “discuss the option of moving together in unison.”, “We will update Albertans when decisions are made.”, Sign up for our newsletter to get exclusive content, contests, and perks direct to you. As part of that process, we are continuing to have conversations with key organizations and members of the business community,” he said in the statement. Alberta has observed DST for 60 years between 1918 and 2020. According to Glubish, 91% of the 141,000 respondents stated that they would prefer to stay on summer hours throughout the entire year, resulting in a later sunrise and more sunshine in the evening. Want to discuss? A check-in on the public mood of Canadians with hosts Michael Stittle and Nik Nanos. Edmonton-South West MLA Thomas Dang proposed the Alberta Standard Time Act earlier this year, that would have put Alberta on the same time as Saskatchewan year-round, as well as one hour ahead of British Columbia in the summer and two hours ahead in the winter. snap election, Two of Mike Pence's staffers test positive for COVID-19, Van kills pedestrian after mounting sidewalk in Toronto, Ontario records more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time ever, Health minister says China must be held to account if they weren't honest about virus, Federal study details workers hit hardest by tax, benefit system for extra earnings, Pope names 13 new cardinals, including first Black U.S. prelate, Cenovus to buy Husky Energy in $23.6B deal, company to stay in Alberta, Obama in Florida: Trump's tough guy schtick is a fraud, British veteran raises money by rowing up and down a canal, The Problem of Pain: NHLers relying on powerful painkillers, Second World War parachute made into wedding dress, Top doctor warns that severe illness likely to rise, trailing spike in COVID-19 cases, What is the scariest movie of all time? Late Monday afternoon, MLAs voted to kill Bill 203, the Alberta Standard Time Act. election 2020: Bowinn Ma addresses incident where she experienced sexist comments from Liberal candidate, Pandemic problem: Feeding hungry children, a bill aimed at doing away with the semi-annual time change, Committee scraps bill to create Alberta-only time zone, Thousands of Albertans want to get rid of Daylight Saving Time, Referendum on ending Daylight Saving Time in Alberta would cost millions, Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend – here’s what you need to know. Alberta kills bill to get rid of daylight time The sun has set on a bill that would have seen Alberta ditch the twice-a-year adjustment for daylight time.
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