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GNWT Public Engagement: Seasonal Time Change

Time Change

Have Your Say

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is conducting a public engagement on seasonal time changes. Residents of the Northwest Territories (NWT) are being asked whether they want to continue changing their clocks twice a year or if the NWT should adopt a single permanent time. The NWT currently observes Mountain Standard Time in the winter months and Mountain Daylight Saving Time in the summer. The public engagement also asks NWT residents whether they would prefer permanent Mountain Daylight Saving Time or permanent Mountain Standard Time if seasonal time changes are ended. The GNWT will consider the results of the public engagement, as well as scientific research and the decisions of neighbouring provinces and territories, when it determines how the NWT should observe time in the future. 

About The Survey 

The survey is anonymous and should take about five minutes to complete. The GNWT would like to hear your views on seasonal time changes and which of the following three options you would prefer: 

  • The NWT stays on year-round Mountain Daylight Saving Time
  • The NWT stays on year-round Mountain Standard Time
  • No change: NWT maintains the twice-annual seasonal time changes we currently observe

NWT residents can participate in an online survey or share their views by email or mail. Other governments in the NWT, as well as businesses, organizations and individuals, are also invited to provide their written feedback by email or mail. The survey will be open until May 16, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Click here to learn more.

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