Petition: Eliminate Daylight savings time in the Northwest Territories.

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Submitted
51 signatures 51 online signatures
Lead petitioner Cheryl Hval
Petition target Legislative Assembly of the NWT
Start date Wed, 16 Nov 16
Closing date Wed, 15 Mar 17
Last signatories
  • Jane Hobart
  • liz macdonald
  • Cynthia White
  • Dixie Penner
  • Kim Olsen
  • Aaron Tambour
  • Fran Hurcomb
  • Eileen Gour
  • Jen Dumas
  • Adam Hill
Signature information

The petitioners propose maintaining standard time permanently in the Northwest Territories, eliminating the need to turn the clocks forward in the spring.

Background information

Studies indicate that switching to Daylight Savings time can be detrimental. Further, we do not require "extra daylight " in the Northwest Territories.
American College of Cardiology. "Daylight saving impacts timing of heart attacks." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 29 March 2014. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140329175108.htm>.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "Teens lose sleep after change to daylight saving time, study shows: Study is first to measure negative effects of daylight saving time using objective measurements of sleep duration, vigilance in high school students." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 September 2015. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150903131731.htm>.
Penn State. "Switch to daylight saving time leads to cyberloafing at the office." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 7 March 2012. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120307112618.htm>.

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