The British Columbia Appeals Court upheld a law that prohibits the results of voting in Eastern Canada from being reported in Western Canada before polls in the West have also closed.
The law is designed to prevent voters in the West from being unfairly influenced by election results in the East.
Canada is spread over six times zones and even with an attempt to coordinate voting times, polls on the Pacific Coast close three hours after those in the eastern-most province of Newfoundland.
Sunday, May 22, 2005
A Canadian law I can agree with
I think this is actually a good idea: