Human Resources Legislative Update
Bill Relating to Daylight Savings Time Passes in Ontario Legislature – Not Yet in Force
Date: December 1, 2020
On November 30, 2020, Bill 214, Time Amendment Act, 2020, a Private Member’s Bill, received Royal Assent. It has not yet been proclaimed into force.
If proclaimed into force, the Bill would amend the Time Act to make the time now called “daylight savings time” the “standard time” year round. In addition, the Bill would make consequential amendments to the Election Act, the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and the Mining Act. For example, the Labour Relations Act, 1995 would be amended by striking out “eastern standard or daylight saving time” and substituting it with “eastern standard time.”
The Member who introduced the Bill stated in the Legislative Assembly that in order for the Bill to be proclaimed into force, there would need to be similar time changes made in other jurisdictions, notably Quebec and New York.
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