Mar 27, 2009

Parts of election gag law unconstitutional


The Judge adjudicating the case against BC’s election gag law has said that parts of Bill 42 are not constitutional.

Justice Cole of the Supreme Court of British Columbia issued an oral decision today saying the third party spending limits during the 60 day period before the election writ was dropped violated Freedom of Association provisions of the constitution.

The issue is somewhat moot because there are only a couple of weeks left before the writ is issued, but the decision raises question about the government’s judgement and actions.

A written decision will be issued on Monday.