Friday, October 13, 2006

Blackout Law

I have an op-ed in today's Globe and Mail web edition, on Paul Bryan's historic battle against the election blackout law.

That's the law which makes it a crime to transmit voting results from regions where the polls are closed to regions where the polls are still open.

Paul, who believes this law is an infringement on free speech, has been battling this law for six years.

And the National Citizens Coalition has been there all along the way to help.

As I say in my Globe article, this blackout law is not only undemocratic, it's also archaic.

Update:

I will be talking about this case with Stirling Faux on The CHQR Morning News at about 10:45 EST.

1 comment:

Miles Lunn said...

I think the law makes no sense in today's world with the internet, satellite TV, never mind one can simply phone someone on the other side of the country. A better solution if they are concerned about it unduly influencing results elsewhere is to not start counting the ballots until the polls close on the West Coast.