Many Albertans want to scrap Daylight Saving Time

By The Canadian Press
August 10, 2017 - 7:34am Updated: August 10, 2017 - 2:54pm

EDMONTON - More than two-thirds of the 13,500 Albertans who responded to a government survey say the province should scrap Daylight Saving Time.

Respondents were asked to weigh in on Bill 203 which was proposed by NDP MLA Thomas Dang.

It would see Alberta end the practice of moving clocks ahead one hour in the spring and back an hour in the fall.

It proposes to do away with the fall time change meaning Alberta would be on Mountain Daylight Time all year round.

The survey showed that about 74 per cent of respondents were in favour of doing away with Daylight Saving Time while 24 per cent were opposed to the move and the rest were undecided.

Those who oppose the change include business owners near the BC border concerned about a two-hour time difference with BC customers.

(The Canadian Press - Global News)


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