On Sunday, November 1st, at 2AM, Canadians will change their clocks back an hour for Daylight Savings Time (DST).
For one B.C. businessman, the biannual tradition of changing all of his clocks forward and back has gone on for long enough. So much so, that Bob Dieno has started an online petition to counteract the time change. As the business runner of safety equipment company, he states that it is a major safety concern that dates back 20 years for Dieno.
“It goes back to me sleeping in and missing an exam,” says Dieno.
Dieno is hoping to garner 10,000 signatures for his petition, which will help the province to sign on to a concept that other places in Canada are already adapting to. Saskatchewan hasn’t followed Daylight Savings since the 1960s, and parts of Nunavut and Quebec do not observe the time change as well. While Dieno acknowledges that DST’s primary goal was to conserve energy, Dieno no longer thinks that this philosophy is applicable to modern day life in British Columbia.
With the time change coming this weekend, do you think Daylight Savings Time still makes sense in 2015?
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