Albertans learn Tuesday whether a majority of them want to adopt Daylight Saving Time permanently, and the Northwest Territories is poised to follow suit if that’s the case.
Department of Justice spokesperson Ngan Trinh said in an email the territory is watching Alberta’s results “with great interest,” though it’s too soon to speculate on what the N.W.T. will do as a result of the vote.
N.W.T. MLAs have already voted for legislation brought forward by Justice Minister R.J. Simpson earlier this year that would allow for the elimination of seasonal time changes. That legislation won’t come into effect until the government makes an order to do so.
Adopting Daylight Saving Time permanently would
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