Saving Daylight Saving
Ontario is the latest jurisdiction taking s serious look at retaining Daylight Saving Time year round. A bill to move the province to permanent daylight time has passed second reading in the legislature, and if passed, Ontario would join the Yukon Territory in ending the twice-annual event (Saskatchewan has never participated in the clock change, and remains on Central Standard Time). Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Jeremy Roberts, who introduced the bill, says that studies show that increasing evening daylight hours would encourage people to get out and do some shopping at a time when small businesses are suffering, and allow kids to get more daylight at the end of the day – making Ontario a “safer and happier place.”
One caveat: The act can only be brought into effect if neighbouring jurisdictions Quebec and New York agree to adopt the practice as well. If the bill passes, the sun won’t rise in southern Ontario until around 9 a.m. in the later part of December, resulting in a dark commute to work and school.
Source: The Weather Network