Niagara West MPP believes Daylight Savings Time coming to an end soon


Published February 24, 2023 at 11:59 am

Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff believes Daylight Savings Time will come to an end soon. However, he added it might be contingent on Quebec and New York jumping onboard.

Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff believes that the changing of the clocks for Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end soon.

However, the MPP added that at the moment, Ontario is still waiting for Quebec and New York state to get on board.

In Nov. 2020, the Ford government passed legislation that would end the bi-annual changing of the clock, making daylight saving time permanent in the province.

However, the government is hesitant to jump until America, Canada’s largest trading partner, is also online. But Oosterhoff said he believes Quebec will jump on the move quickly if both Ontario and New York are ready.

There have been a few attempts in parts of the United States to eliminate D.S.T. but all have fallen to the wayside. At present, the push is back on in New York state.

At the moment, Saskatchewan, Yukon and some areas of British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario do not recognize D.S.T., which was first observed in Canada in 1908.

Originally, it was create to give farmers more daylight hours to harvest their crops. However, the agricultural community was much larger at that time and Canada was far less dependent on foreign imports.

As for the next time change, that happens on March 12 at 2 am when Ontario “springs forwards” shifting clocks an hour ahead.

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