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BILL NO. 134

(as introduced)

3rd Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
70 Elizabeth II, 2021


Private Member's Bill


Time Definition Act


Alana Paon
Cape Breton–Richmond

First Reading: April 19, 2021

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends the Time Definition Act to put Nova Scotia on Daylight Savings Time at all times of the year. This Bill also clarifies that references to "calendar" means the calendar now generally in use.

An Act to Amend Chapter 469
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Time Definition Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 (1) Subsection 2(2) of Chapter 469 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Time Definition Act, is amended by striking out "four" in the first line and substituting "three".

(2) Subsections 2(3) and (4) of Chapter 469 are repealed and the following subsection substituted:

    (3) Time shall be reckoned in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.

2 Chapter 469 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 2 the following Section:

    2A (1) Time reckoned in accordance with this Act is Atlantic Time.

    (2) For greater certainty, a reference to Atlantic Standard Time or Atlantic Savings Time is a reference to Atlantic Time.

3 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.


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