[tz] Alberta MLA to table bill aimed at ending DST

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Sat Dec 17 09:43:58 UTC 2016

On 2016-12-15 09:01, Brian Inglis wrote:
> 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 change:
> http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/pc-leadership-candidate-starke-calls-for-referendum-on-daylight-time
> NDP looking at abolishing Daylight Saving Time, changing time zone:
> http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/12/14/to-keep-or-ditch-daylight-saving-time-alberta-mla-wants-it-put-to-a-vote

Now question is: Do we want to stay on Mountain Standard Time all year, 
do we want to go to Mountain Daylight time?

About time: Alberta's youngest MLA to table bill aimed at ending daylight 
saving time: 

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

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