[tz] Alberta government looking to drop DST and move to CT

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Thu Dec 15 16:01:37 UTC 2016

On 2016-12-14 14:22, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On the final day of the fall sitting on Tuesday, Alberta Progressive
> Conservative leadership candidate, Vermilion-Lloydminster MLA Richard
> Starke presented a petition to the legislature calling for repeal of
> the Daylight Saving Time Act and a move to Central Time (from
> Mountain Time), to be decided by a referendum.
> The stories linked below are all from the same news org and under the
> same byline.
> The latter two have a vote button at the bottom to poll readers'
> opinions, each currently running about 80/20 in favour of dropping
> DST, and/or possibly also of switching to permanent CT, depending on
> whether the voters read the question or just clicked.
> http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/pc-leadership-candidate-starke-calls-for-referendum-on-daylight-time 
> http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/leadership+candidate+starke+calls+referendum+daylight+time/12528094/story.html 
> http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/12/14/to-keep-or-ditch-daylight-saving-time-alberta-mla-wants-it-put-to-a-vote 
> http://www.edmontonsun.com/2016/12/14/to-keep-or-ditch-daylight-saving-time-alberta-mla-wants-it-put-to-a-vote 

In follow ups, with content and headlines changed under the previous 
links, the Alberta NDP government had the issue as part of their platform, 
and now they are looking at abolishing Daylight Saving Time and changing 
the time zone, possibly without a referendum: 
NDP government "very interested" in scrapping Alberta's twice-yearly time 
NDP looking at abolishing Daylight Saving Time, changing time zone:

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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