On March 15, 2022 British Columbia (Canada) announced that the province is ready to spring forward with permanent daylight savings time (DST) as soon as the United States signs off on national legislation.
Now approved by the senate the U.S. House of Representatives must take the time to review the bill. If it passes, the expectation is Washington, Oregon and California will move to permanent daylight time. The change would not take effect until 2023.
The argument to keep daylight time permanently is that it would increase light at the end of the day and is already observed eight months of the year.
On Tuesday, in a statement, B.C.’s Premier said British Columbians told them loud and clear in a public consultation last year they want to stop falling back and springing forward each year.
Should BC abandon DST it will not take long for the other 9 provinces and 3 territories (Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon) to fall in line.
This is great news. I have advocated scrapping this silly DST thing for years. First used in 1908, in Thunder Bay, Ontario it spread throughout the world to 70 countries and affects 1 billion people every year, so, time’s up!
And to all the disappointed farmers out there who supposedly support DST and will miss it, it’s time to choose another field!!
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A century ago, farming, pre electricity days, DST allowed longer daylight. Of course, most of us recognize, but apparently not all do, accept as times change so do practices. DST; a pain in the a** . Long overdue to go.
Good point Marty. If our politicians hear the message enough perhaps things will change.