REVISED STATUTES, 1989
1 This Act may be cited as the Time Definition Act. R.S., c. 469, s. 1.
Application of Act
2 (1) Where an expression of time occurs in any statute, Act, enactment, law, order in council, rule of court, order, by-law, rule, regulation, deed or other instrument, heretofore or hereafter enacted, executed or made, or where any hour or other period of time is stated either orally or in writing, or any question as to a period of time arises, the time referred to or intended shall, unless it is otherwise specifically stated, be held to be the time reckoned as prescribed by or under this Act.
(2) Time shall be reckoned as four hours behind Greenwich mean solar time.
Daylight savings time
(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), in each year between two oclock in the forenoon of the first Sunday in April and two oclock in the forenoon of the last Sunday in October time shall be reckoned as three hours behind Greenwich mean solar time.
(4) Notwithstanding subsections (2) and (3), the Governor in Council may by proclamation published in the Royal Gazette prescribe how time shall be reckoned in reference to Greenwich mean solar time. R.S., c. 469, s. 2.
Interpretation of expressions of time
3 Unless it is otherwise specifically stated,
(a) "month" where it occurs or is stated as in Section 2 means a calendar month;
(b) "year" where it occurs or is stated as in Section 2 means a calendar year and shall be equivalent to the expression "Year of our Lord". R.S., c. 469, s. 3.