Actually, you have one less month of DST now. DST is during the winter to preserve daylight during normal "working" hours. I figure most of the Canuks would be thankful that we've switched to the new dates, as it's supposedly for energy conservation which (supposedly) helps the environment and whatnot.
Except that it will save precious little energy. It was tried during the "energy crisis" of the 70's to no effect. And the fact that you don't have to turn on the lights as early in the evening is counterballanced by the fact you have to turn them on earlier in the morning.
Add in teh cost of updating systems and equipment that isn't compatible and you increase the overall cost involved.
It's just another political illusion and our (Canadian) politicians are too damn cowardly to stand up and not brown nose.
This properly belongs in Off-Topic so we now return you to your normally scheduled channel