Canada Supreme Court upholds election blackout law Joshua Pantesco at 3:14 PM ET
[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] on Thursday upheld [judgment text] an election law prohibiting media outlets from broadcasting final election results in areas where the polls have not yet closed, finding the law a reasonable limit on freedom of expression as it ensures "informational equality among voters." Section 329 of the Canada Elections Act [text], enacted in 1934, reads:
No person shall transmit the result or purported result of the vote in an electoral district to the public in another electoral district before the close of all of the polling stations in that other electoral district.
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