Albertans were asked to share their thoughts on whether or not we should end the practice of changing our clocks twice a year.
Every March, Albertans ’spring forward’ an hour to observe daylight saving time and then ’fall back’ an hour in November to revert to Standard Time.
November 19, 2019 to December 10, 2019
Results under review
October 18, 2021
Who is listening
Ministry of Service Alberta
Why daylight time?
Many governments across North America and Europe are considering, or moving toward, staying on daylight saving time, rather than standard time.
When we consider our neighbouring provinces, Saskatchewan doesn’t adjust its clocks twice a year, and the B.C. government tabled legislation in October to remain on daylight saving time (summer hours) year round.
Moving to standard time permanently would put us out of sync with those jurisdictions.
An online survey was conducted from November 19 to December 10, 2019. Thank you for your input.
A referendum was held on October 18, 2021. Of those who voted, 50.2% voted to continue changing clocks twice a year. Official results are available from Elections Alberta.
The results of the referendum are binding. Alberta will continue changing their clocks twice a year.
- Albertans decide on equalization, daylight saving time, Senate nominees (October 26, 2021)
- Government seeks input on daylight saving time (November 19, 2019)
Last updated: November 3, 2021