In a bid to stay in step with Canada's largest trading partner, Ontario said Thursday it will become the first province to extend daylight time.

Attorney General Michael Bryant says the province's economy was the deciding factor and that if Ontario isn't on the same time as the United States, it will be hurt financially.

Earlier this week, reports suggested Quebec was also planning to extend daylight time.

Daylight time is now from the beginning of April to the end of October.

Under the U.S. plan, clocks will change on the second Sunday in March and the first Sunday in November, starting in 2007.

U.S. President George W. Bush signed on to the change in August as part of a massive energy bill.