The Yukon is no longer going to observe Daylight Saving time change
Canadians will be turning their clocks forward an hour for Daylight Saving Time this weekend, but it seems it will be the final year the Yukon observes the time change.
On Wednesday, the territory announced that it will officially be opting out of the age-old tradition.
The decision comes after a majority of Yukon citizens said they were in favour of keeping the same time year-round.
I'm proud to be a part of a @YTLiberalCaucus team that listened to Yukoners and acted. Today the @yukongov announced that Yukon will end the practice of twice annual seasonal time changes. #timechange #DaylightSavingTime https://t.co/6SOL7NCMuO pic.twitter.com/iaW2MUl7Ss— Paolo Gallina (@paologallina) March 5, 2020
Premier Sandy Silver said, "The response to this engagement speaks to the importance of this issue for people."
"Thank you to everyone who took the time to voice an opinion. This helped our government make an informed decision for Yukon."
Saskatchewan similarly abolished the time-change tradition in 1959, as have parts of Quebec and Ontario.
As we resist the scourge of Daylight Savings Time, rock solid Saskatchewan wishes the Rest of Canada "good luck" w/ your time change tonight— Ralph Goodale (@RalphGoodale) March 8, 2015
Although a staggering 93 per cent of B.C. residents said they would prefer to scrap daylight savings, the province has yet to put any change into action.
Alberta also launched an online survey in November asking residents if they would be open to getting rid of the tradition.
In case you haven't heard yet, we've launched an online survey asking if you think we should maintain the practice of changing our clocks twice a year. You can register your opinion here: https://t.co/jfMhSWKgZE until December 10. #ableg pic.twitter.com/suo49ISihf— Nate Glubish (@nateglubish) November 20, 2019
Yukon citizens will set their clocks forward one last time on March 8 before remaining permanently on DST.
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