I don't find it particularly bad: It shows what the OP searched before to ask the question, and it is detailed. The real question is in the last two lines of the question:
Is there an article or book out there that lays out more comprehensively the whys of Canadian spelling?
In short the question is asking for an existing book, or article, not for an explanation about the topic. It sounds to me like asking on Stack Overflow for a tutorial about doing something, rather than asking how to do something.
What you can do is voting to close the question, if there is a reason to close it. For example, you could vote to close it as not constructive, or too localized. In the first case, it would be because you think the question doesn't require expertise to answer it; in the second case, it would be because you think the question doesn't help future readers.
If the question cannot be closed because none of the closing reasons apply to it, and you think the question is really bad, you can down-vote it.
Notice that there is an open bounty, for that question; at the moment, it cannot be voted to be closed.