March 7, 2007
For immediate release
Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 11, 2007
Office of the Attorney General
An amendment to the Time Uniformity Act passed in May 2006 brings Prince Edward Island in line with most other North American jurisdictions which will be observing Daylight Saving Time from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November.
Attorney General Mildred Dover said factors such as increased savings on electricity costs and environmental benefits from reduced energy consumption were discussed when the legislation was being debated. “We also considered the benefits of maintaining continuity with the U.S. for trade, tourism and transportation,” she added. Ms. Dover noted that increased sunlight for health reasons and more potential for tourism may be additional positive side effects of the change.
Daylight Saving Time was previously observed from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October.
Excerpt from the Time Uniformity Act, Section 2:
In each year, Daylight Saving Time, being one hour in advance of Atlantic Standard Time, shall be observed throughout the province between 2:00 a.m. on the 2nd Sunday in March and 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday in November.