Minister of Service Alberta Nate Glubish issued the following statement on daylight saving time:
“With daylight saving time officially arriving at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, Albertans are advised to set their clocks to ‘spring forward’ by one hour before going to bed Saturday night.
“As many are aware, government invited Albertans to participate in a survey last year about daylight saving time. Of the 141,000 Albertans who responded, 91 per cent told us they would prefer to stay on summer hours year-round, rather than continue to change their clocks twice a year.
“With a decision about time zones, we must consider what our partners from other jurisdictions are doing and avoid taking actions that would leave Alberta out of sync with our neighbours. As part of that process, we are continuing to have conversations with key organizations and members of the business community.
“We know more and more governments are contemplating this move to permanent summer hours, including British Columbia, which has passed legislation to enable the province to move to one permanent time, and Yukon, who will be changing their clocks for the last time this Sunday.
“We are also actively reaching out to our partners in Eastern Canada to discuss the option of moving together in unison. We will update Albertans when decisions are made.”