Website owners struggle over election ad rules that demand public registry - 2019-06-30
Canadians are facing a bewildering patchwork of approaches to online election ads as websites across the country struggle to adapt to new federal elections rules that come into effect today.
Under the new rules, websites with a large numbers of visitors that want to accept ads for political parties or candidates in the pre-writ period or the election campaign period must also set up an ad registry that will be posted for anyone to see.
This public registry must have information like copies of each ad and who authorized it. When the campaign begins, the websites have to add issues advertisements, which are ads about issues such the environment or healthcare.