Overview

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.

While we've observed daylight saving time for 50 years, it’s time to have a serious conversation about whether or not we should end the practice of changing our clocks twice a year.

Timeline

  • Open

    November 19, 2019 to December 10, 2019

  • Results under review

  • Completed

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.

Input received

Thank you for your input. This survey closed December 10, 2019. We are currently reviewing feedback.

Outcome

Your feedback will help inform whether Alberta adopts daylight saving time all year or continues to change our clocks in the spring and fall.

News

Last updated: September 22, 2020