Time change shift low priority for business; BC premier says no to change

Greg D'Avignon said Friday businesses spend little time considering the pros and cons of moving clocks backwards and forwards by one hour in the fall and spring.

"I talk to a great many business leaders that are international, national and local and the barrier caused by daylight savings time is the least of the concerns around how we can become more efficient as a country."

The time change occurs Sunday at 2 a.m. when clocks roll back one hour in much of Canada, except in most of Saskatchewan, parts of northeast B.C., and small pockets of Ontario and Quebec.

Premier John Horgan said he receives many requests from people to drop the time change to allow for more normal sleep patterns, but discussions with local businesses and trading partners convinced him to maintain the status quo.

's neighbours and trading partners in the United States, including Washington, Oregon and California, use daylight time.

community of Hudson’s Hope introduced the motion at the group's convention last September calling for an end to the time change, saying it no longer served a purpose and people's health is affected whenever the time is changed.

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