It’s a feeling we all know too well: Being jolted out of bed by the sound of a shrieking alarm… only to discover it’s even darker outside because you’ve set your clocks back.
Thanks, Daylight Saving Time.
Yes, it is only an hour, but whether it’s springing forward or falling back, we love to complain about pushing that clock hand around twice a year.
But not every province does it. Saskatchewan does not observe Daylight Saving Time, and there are regions and communities in British Columbia, Nunavut, Ontario, and Quebec that also do not.
Earlier this year, Alberta introduced Bill 203, which would have seen the province scrap Daylight Saving Time. But it was defeated in the legislature on Oct. 30.
That said, before Bill 203 made it to the legislature floor, the provincial government asked Albertans for their opinion on whether Daylight Saving Time should be eliminated. More than two-thirds of the 13,500 people who responded to the government survey were in favour of putting the province on Mountain Daylight Time, which Saskatchewan uses, year-round.
So, what do you think? Is it time to get rid of Daylight Saving Time, or should we keep it? Let us know by voting in the poll above.