While Albertans did vote to do away with equalization payments, when it came to daylight savings time, the vote difference was sliver-thin, whereas Albertans had very clear feelings of equalization payments.
The difference between Albertans who wanted to do away with daylight savings time and those wanting to leave well enough alone was 0.4 per cent. 
The question was: Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is summer hours, eliminating the need to change our clocks twice a year?

Electors could vote “yes” or “no” on the question.

The Chief Electoral Officer has announced the following results for the referendum:

  • “Yes” – 531,782 votes, representing 49.8% of valid ballots cast
    “No” – 536,874 votes, representing 50.2% of valid ballots cast

On Tuesday, Premier Jason Kenney discussed the result of the referendum. 

"We thank everybody who came to express their opinion on that issue. We will, of course, respect the outcome and not pursue this matter any further," Premier Kenney said. "It's it's as close as it gets to a tie."

Senatorial candidates chosen by Albertans were the three that received the highest number of votes:
  • Pam Davidson, Conservative Party of Canada
  • Erika Barootes, Conservative Party of Canada
  • Mykhailo Martyniouk, Conservative Party of Canada

"This was the fourth election for Alberta Senate nominees held since the late 1980s," Premier Kenney said. "We've had five of those selected or elected nominees go on to serve in Canada's upper chamber, having been appointed by a previous prime minister."


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