Tories to lift ban on transmitting early election results

CBC News

The government is going to lift a ban on transmitting early election results, Minister of State for Democratic Reform Tim Uppal said Friday.

Uppal made the announcement via Twitter before taking questions in person.

Currently, it’s illegal to transmit or broadcast election results before polls close across the country. But with social media making it easier for Canadians to spread news, the ban is becoming impossible to enforce.

Almost one in five Canadians use Twitter, according to numbers released last spring.

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