New Brunswick switches at 00:01, not 02:00; new Zone needed
eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Wed Dec 21 21:48:38 UTC 2005
I found a copy of New Brunswick's Time Definition Act consolidated to
2005-07-15 <http://www.gnb.ca/0062/PDF-acts/t-06.pdf> and it confirms
that New Brunswick switches to and from DST at 00:01 rather than
So we need a new Zone. I am thinking of using the name
America/Moncton. Moncton has approximately the same population as
Saint John, but the latter name is uncomfortably close to the
already-existing Zone America/St_Johns.
Page 2 of the above reference says "1965, c.7, s.1; 1973, c.74, s.75;
1993, c.9, s.1; 2005, c.7, s.83." I assume this refers to dates when
the law changed, which would be useful for tracking down the history
of America/Moncton. I did track down an older version of the
makes it clear that they haven't changed the rules since 1993 at
least, but I can't go earlier than that in the canlii.org database.
For dates before 1993 I'll probably defer to Shanks, unless someone
else can track it down.
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