Albertans in support of ending daylight savings says NDP

By The Canadian Press
August 10, 2017 - 1:08pm

CALGARY - Albertans were asked to weigh in on the future of daylight time, and thousands voiced their concerns.

Calgary New Democrat MLA Graham Sucha says the government received over 13,000 submissions in response to a bill proposed by fellow NDP member Thomas Dang that would see Alberta end the practice of moving clocks ahead one hour in the spring and back an hour in the fall.

Sucha says 75 per cent of respondents want to do away with the daylight saving time change, citing health concerns, while 24 per cent said they are happy with the way things are.

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

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