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Daylight saving time engagement generates huge response

Record numbers of British Columbians are sharing their views on whether the province should continue observing daylight saving time.

Only a week into the engagement, more than 158,000 responses to the online survey have been collected.

“It’s clear there is no shortage of views on how we should observe time in British Columbia,” said Premier John Horgan, in a news release. “I’m very pleased so many people have already taken part in this engagement to help determine the best way forward for B.C., and I encourage everyone to take the survey and let us know what they think.”

The response to the daylight saving time survey has exceeded that of several recent initiatives. For comparison, 19,291 surveys were completed in the seven days following the launch of the engagement on cannabis regulations.

The survey will be available until 4 p.m. on July 19, 2019, at the link below. The survey website includes background information on the history of time observance in British Columbia and the impact of various options, such as changes to the timings of sunrise and sunset at different times of year. The survey takes approximately five minutes to complete.

In addition to the online survey, organizations and individuals are invited to provide written submissions about time observance, which impacts many key B.C. industries, such as agriculture and transportation.

For additional information about daylight saving time, and to complete the survey, visit: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/daylightsavingtime/