Tweeters Tilt at Canada Election Law

As Canadians go to the polls Monday to elect members of the 41st Parliament, some citizens say they intend to stick it to the man — by tweeting results throughout the day.

Section 329 of the Elections Act forbids Canadians from broadcasting local election results publicly, before all polls in Canada have officially closed. When the law was first enforced in 1938, “broadcasting” was defined by radio and television. But now, tweeting, blogging and Facebooking all make the list.

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