Seasonal time change, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!
So says Yukon after the Canadian territory says it will exist in permanent Daylight Saving Time. Yukonians will move their clocks an hour forward this weekend. And then… never move them back again. The rest of the country will rewind an hour in November like a bunch of suckers.
So, how did it come to this? A lil’ chat between the government and people. Democracy did its damn thing. Nearly 5,000 people responded to an online survey on the matter. Never has the public been more engaged. Seriously, it’s a record.
“Yukoners clearly want to see an end to seasonal time change and we are listening,” Premier Sandy Silver said in a statement. “The response to this engagement speaks to the importance of this issue for people.
“Thank you to everyone who took the time to voice an opinion. This helped our government make an informed decision for Yukon.” For the record, Yukon is home to 35,874. It is absolutely ok that one of their biggest concerns is changing the clocks twice a year.
Last year, British Columbia also expressed interest in scrapping the tradition. The province would join a movement that also includes the U.S. states of Washington, Oregon and California. Might as well secede and form an independent country, amirite?