B.C. Government Seeking Public Opinion on Daylight Saving Time

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While most areas of British Columbia "spring forward" during the summer months and "fall back" to standard time through the winter, the B.C. Government wants residents to voice their thoughts on how time should be observed.

The B.C. Government has launched an online survey for all British Columbians to get feedback.

"As our neighbours in the western United States move toward permanent daylight saving time, it's a good time to think about what will work best for British Columbia," said Premier John Horgan on Monday. "I invite people to consider our options and take part in an online survey that will help us decide whether to leave things as they are or if it's time to make a change."

The survey will be open to the public until July 19, 2019 before the B.C. Government elects to make any decisions about daylight saving time moving forward. Including background information on B.C.'s history of time observance and the impact of varying options, the survey takes approximately five minutes to complete and covers an assortment of changes.

"I know many people will have strong preferences on this complex question, and this is an opportunity to express them and help government decide our next steps," added Horgan. "As we monitor what's happening in other jurisdictions, I look forward to input from British Columbians on how to set our clocks throughout the year."

While the public is encouraged to fill out the survey, they are also invited to make written submissions and explain how daylight savings time affects some of B.C.'s major industries like transportation and agriculture.

Survey: Daylight Savings Time

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