[tz] Yukon time history updates with references containing some Canadian and global data

Dennis Ferguson dennis.c.ferguson at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 22:00:06 UTC 2015

On 17 Apr, 2015, at 13:07 , Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> Thanks for all that work!  I'm not sure I knew that Yukon formerly had two time zones.  Luckily that predates 1970, and as far as I can tell the legal history you found is all consistent with what's currently in the tz database for America/Dawson.

Note that the Yukon had two time zones until 1973, but the
database already knows that.  America/Whitehorse is the
other side of the split.

If you are keeping all that might be better not to lose the
reference to the federal statute

   Interpretation Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. I-21, s. 35(1)

available here


since that is an interesting bit.  While the territorial
government explicitly redefined Yukon Standard Time to be
(entirely) UTC-8 in 1973 the federal government laws apparently
believe that Yukon Standard Time (and the standard time in the
Yukon too, from the wording) is still UTC-9 so keeping that
reference maybe answers the issue of the database no longer
abbreviating Yukon Standard Time (by the Yukon government's
definition) to YST.  The way the database does it now,
representing it as a change to PST, seems to me to be more
useful anyway.

Dennis Ferguson

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