Clocks spring forward Sunday morning for daylight saving time

Daylight saving time begins tomorrow in Ontario. (Courtesy: Unsplash/ bruce mars)

The clocks in Ontario will move forward an hour for daylight saving time early Sunday morning.

The time will officially change at 2 a.m. on Mar. 12, meaning residents will be losing an hour of sleep.

Daylight saving time springs the clock ahead as the warmer months approach so the sun sets at a later time, allowing for longer summer days. 

The clocks typically change on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November every year. This year that date falls on Nov. 5.

The U.S proposed a bill to permanently remove seasonal time changes in 2018 that failed to pass through both houses of Congress. In March 2022, the bill was approved by the senate but halted in the House without a vote. 

More than 12 states have passed legislation and are waiting on federal approval which would affect Canadian provinces in corresponding time zones. 

Also, in Mar. 2022, Ontario Premier Doug Ford mentioned the province would agree to scrap the bi-annual tradition to remain in sync with the rest of North America. 

British Columbia Premier David Eby has said that he is also on board to remove daylight saving time to remain aligned with west coast American States.

The Yukon and parts of Saskatchewan have kept their clocks the same all year-round since March 2020, making Yukon Standard time permanent. 

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