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Manitoba is Thinking of Adapting a Permanent Daylight Saving Time

The Manitoba government is bringing up an Act that has been around for a couple of times now and is quite essential to Manitobans in terms of business and so on. After the United States has been considering a shift to permanent daylight saving time, other provinces like Ontario and British Columbia are also preparing to make this shift.

Manitoba has been engaging with this idea for a reasonable amount of time; the government will be taking the opinions of Manitobans and stakeholders to gather information on the feedback people will have on this decision. This decision is crucial to businesses, considering that Manitoba and Canada are trading partners with the United States. 

Furthermore, Eileen Clarke, Minister of  Municipal Relations, commented regarding this matter, saying, “The Official Time Amendment Act would allow our province to maintain a consistent time zone approach with the United States if they also adopt year-round observance of daylight saving time. Maintaining a consistent time zone approach with our neighbours would ease business relations, trade, transportation of goods and travel.”

The government statement adds this topic has taken the liking of many Manitobans but has been disliked by other Manitobans; that’s why the government is going to ask for engagement from Manitobans regarding this matter to “help identify potential supports that could be implemented to facilitate a smoother transition.”

If this Act comes into action, it will be a big transition in the lives of many Manitobans, so everyone should be expecting more news regarding this topic in the upcoming months.


– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of U Multicultural.

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