Marie-France Lalonde, MPP for Orleans, introduced the Sunshine Protection Act this week, and, if passed, it would make Daylight Saving Time permanent on November 1, 2020.
The MPP says the act is based on studies and benefits of a year-round Daylight-Saving Time.
“When clocks leap forward in the spring, research shows there is an increase in heart attacks, traffic accidents, and workplace injuries – the result of millions of people adjusting to being forced miss an hour of sleep,” it reads on her website.
“Permanent DST means people who work a standard day shift – and kids who go to school during the day – get more daylight after work,” she continues. “It means getting up when it is a bit darker in exchange for an extra hour of light after work. Sunsets in the dead of winter would be at roughly 6 pm, instead of 5, and sunrises would be at 8:30 am instead of 7:30.”
The first reading of the Sunshine Protection Act was carried on April 10. Click Here To Find Out More About sunshineprotection.ca