This is about this answer by me to Does the Right to be Informed of Charges apply out of the legal system? and the comment saying
Since when has the Canadian CRF applied to the USA?
The question clearly asked a question about the legal system of Canada and specifically about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The title, however is general and does not specify a jurisdiction.
I therefore answered the question pointing out the answer for the corresponding situation in the US, because people searching on the title might find the US answer helpful, and because when I first looked at the title I thought of the issue as it would occur in the US legal system.
As it says in this upvoted meta answer by user feetwet:
Even if the OP specifies a locale, an answer that applies to a different locale should still be allowed, and encouraged if it would illuminate others interested in the general question.
If people really object to providing an analogous US answer to a question about Canada, then I will create a very similar question about the US, link it to the existing question, copy my answer to that question, and delete it from the one about Canada linked above. it seems to me that having such related answers is helpful to many users, and should be encouraged. But if the policy is otherwise, that should be clearly stated.
Questions Is it ok to close questions of the sort described above? Can we update the Help center page about what is on-topic so that this is clearly covered, one way or the other? Consensus answers would be helpful