Ontario is a step closer to longer – and – lighter days year round.
A private members bill that would eliminate the annual clock change in the province has passed through a committee and is moving to the legislature for a third reading, sources tell 680NEWS.
NEW – A private members bill that would eliminate the yearly clock change in Ontario has unanimously passed through committee & will move to the Legislature for third reading. However, the government has said it won’t scrap the change until Quebec & New York State do the same. pic.twitter.com/T7nnUzK7Un
— Richard Southern (@richard680news) November 23, 2020
The change will be on pause, however, as the government has said it won’t make any modifications until Quebec and New York do the same.
The bill has the Ontario Bia association’s support and 14 local chambers of commerce across the province.
It was brought forward by MPP Jeremy Roberts.
In May, British Columbia beat Ontario to the punch, passing legislation to cancel the incommodious practice of shifting back and forth between daylight time and standard time.
But progress is being made, and that’s good news for people that absolutely dread the idea of pushing the clocks back as an unofficial introduction to annual darkness, cold, and winter.