- Category: Community Columns
- Published: Monday, 07 November 2016 09:36
"There's only you and me and we just disagree." You may recognize those lyrics from the old Dave Mason song. Every time I hear it I think about Daylight Saving Time.
After enjoying an extra hour of sunlight from spring through fall, most Canadians turned their clocks back an hour on the weekend. But, it turns out, most would rather not. I saw a poll from The Weather Network that showed about 80% of respondents would rather just leave their clocks alone.
Another poll that was conducted back in the spring showed 52% would like to stay on Standard Time year-round while 37% say we should just stay on Daylight time all the time.
The arguments can get complicated but I really think it's simple. If we Saskatchewanians were to participate and change our clocks, it would give us an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day all summer long. It would be great for active people who like to ride bicycles and play baseball and golf in the evening.
But, the polls show I'm in the minority. Most Canadians disagree with me. I can accept that. I will accept defeat and move forward...into the darkness.