Daylight saving time could soon be a thing of the past here in Manitoba.
The legislature passed the first reading of a bill in November to amend the Official Time Act, which would see clocks here in the province not fall back in November.
According to the bill, the loss of sleep associated with the start of daylight saving time has serious consequences for physical and mental health and has been linked to increases in traffic accidents and workplace injuries.
The piece of legislation goes on to say that there is no conclusive evidence that daylight saving time is effective in reducing energy consumption.
The fourth session of the 41st legislature is set to resume in March.