March 4 - Alphabet Inc'sGoogle is planning to ban political advertising on its platform before the Canadian federal election as the nation's new transparency rules would be very challenging to comply with, reported on Monday.
The Bill C-76, which was passed in December, requires online platforms to keep a registry of all political and partisan advertisements they directly or indirectly publish, the newspaper reported.
Election in Canada is due in October.
Other Google services, like enhanced search results and platforms including YouTube, will still be available during the campaign period, the newspaper added.
Google was not immediately available for a comment on the report.
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