British Columbians were invited to share their views on how we should observe time in our province. Most areas of B.C. currently “spring forward” into Daylight Saving Time during summer months and “fall back” to Standard Time in the winter.
The following choices are being considered:
- B.C. continues the practice of changing our clocks bi-annually; or
- B.C. adopts year-round observance of Daylight Saving Time.
Legislators in California, Oregon and Washington have proposed bills to end the bi-annual time change and observe Daylight Saving Time year-round. Premier John Horgan has reached out to the Governors of these states as well as to the Premier of Yukon, to hear their opinions and help inform the discussion in B.C.
The public engagement period ran from June 24, 2019 to July 19, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. During this time, interested individuals and organizations were invited to share their opinions in the following ways:
- Individuals completed the online survey.
- Experts and organizations provided formal submissions.
Feedback collected through this engagement will be weighed alongside decisions adopted by neighbouring jurisdictions to help government determine the best course of action for B.C. A final decision is expected to be announced in the fall of 2019.