Decision on daylight time shouldn’t be based on survey

Decision on daylight time shouldn’t be based on survey

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time

The online survey result being used to justify the provincial government decision to proceed to permanent Daylight Saving Time was conducted during the long (daylight saving time) days of summer, which pretty biases the survey from the onset. It is inconceivable that a government would consider basing a major decision on such a biased survey, unless this was the intent in the first place, that is.

Was the public informed beforehand that the online results would be the sole consultation on which it would make a decision? No.

As many have pointed out, the survey did not provide suitable options to make it objective. In addition, the actual favourable survey response represents merely four per cent of the total five million residents of the province. Why wasn’t this question included on the recent federal election ballot to get a fuller representative response?

There are so many holes in the credibility of the basis of this decision, it looks like Swiss cheese – after the mice have dined.

Call it what it really is, the Horgan Hoax.

Gord Zawaski

Parksville