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Starke supportive of Daylight Savings Time referendum

Richard Starke wants to see some discussion about daylight saving.

The MLA for Vermilion-Lloydminster recently introduced a petition to abolish the practice in Alberta, which drew province-wide attention. According to Starke, the petition was put together by two residents of Mannville, located west of Vermilion.

“I’m highly in favour of letting Albertan’s have that discussion and that debate,” said Starke.

While Starke didn’t have a firm position on whether or not he supported the abolishing of DST, he said there were arguments on both sides of the issue. He would want to see a province-wide referendum held in order to settle the matter.

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“We have more and more Albertans who find the time change twice a year to be an issue for them, for a variety of reasons,” said Starke.

“I think as a leader that it’s important for people to bring their concerns forward.”

Since Starke brought the presentation forward, the NDP MLA for Edmonton- South West has said he will be tabling a bill next spring to repeal the Daylight Saving Act.

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