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B.C. gov't sees record responses to Daylight Saving Time survey

Last Updated Jul 3, 2019 at 2:34 pm PDT

As the clocks move back an hour, some Canadians we spoke to enjoy the time change. (iStock Photo)
Summary

The survey runs until July 19 at 4 p.m.

The government says it has received 158,000 responses to the survey in the first week alone

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The B.C. government has seen a record number of respondents on a survey asking whether the province should scrap bi-annual time zone changes.

The survey is gathering British Columbians’ views on whether to continue to change the clocks twice a year, or to adopt year-round observance of Daylight Saving Time.

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In a press release on July 3, the government said it has received 158,000 responses to the survey in the first week alone. In contrast, a previous engagement survey on cannabis regulations only had 19,291 responses in the same time frame.

Most of B.C. “springs forward” an hour into Daylight Saving Time and “falls back” to Standard Time in the winter, but some U.S. states have recently proposed legislation to do away with the practice and stick to Daylight Saving Time all year round.

Premier John Horgan says he has reached out to the governors of California, Washington and Oregon to get their take on the possible change.

The survey runs until July 19 at 4 p.m., and you can fill it out here.