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Committee ends Alberta daylight saving debate

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Alberta isn’t getting rid of Daylight Saving Time just yet. The standing committee on Alberta’s economic future has ditched Bill 203, which proposed keeping the province on mountain daylight time year-round.

If approved, it would have created Alberta Standard Time, which would have been the same as Saskatchewan all year. That would have pushed it one hour ahead of British Columbia in the summer and two hours ahead in the winter.

Global News reports the committee was largely swayed by the business sector, like airlines and airports, which said it could hurt competitive departure times.

A public hearing on the bill was held in Grande Prairie on September 8th. As with other public consultation, the opinions were largely divided.

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The committee will now tell the government to talk to other provinces about shifting away from daylight saving altogether.

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