VICTORIA (October 31, 2019) – After several years, Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson is one step closer to achieving her long-standing goal of halting the time change in British Columbia.
“Today, a bill is being tabled in the Legislature that lays the groundwork to move British Columbia to permanent Daylight Saving Time,” said Larson. “For years as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, I have fought to end the archaic practice of changing the clocks twice a year and we are finally moving forward.”
The time change process disrupts sleep schedules and has been linked to an increase in accidents and a decrease in productivity. Over 223,000 British Columbians participated in public consultation on Daylight Saving Time (DST) earlier this year and a resounding 93 per cent supported a move to permanent DST.
“The people have spoken and today we take the first real steps towards ending the time change,” added Larson. “I have received letters and emails from across the country supporting my position on this issue and I am proud to finally see progress. I look forward to one day soon living in Pacific Time all year round.”