I love you, Marc Mayrand, but …

Can you — or anyone else — give me one good reason why polling hours should be staggered for tonight’s byelections? I mean, does it really matter to the people of Vancouver Quadra if we get the results for Toronto Centre two hours before their polls close?

I understand – well, grudgingly understand, at least – the reason behind the byzantine polling schedules during a general election — BC gets cranky when the networks call it twenty minutes after the Ontario results come in — but this is just silly.