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Government Announces Plan to Drop Twitter Ban on Posting Early Election Results

Tim Uppal, the Minister of State for Democratic Reform, just announced via Twitter that the government plans to introduce legislation repealing sections of the Election Act that create a ban on communicating election results before all polls have closed across the country. The change reflects the reality of modern communications […]

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January 13, 2012 8 comments News

Tweeting the Election Results: The Canada Elections Act and Social Media

Twitter has been buzzing for the past day over an Elections Canada reminder that the Canada Elections Act restricts transmitting election results when the polls remain open in parts of the country and that the restrictions apply in all media, including broadcasting, the Internet and social media. The specific provision […]

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April 21, 2011 8 comments News

Clement’s Tweeting on C-32: A New Kind of Public Engagement

While there are critics of C-32, everyone should be willing to give props to Industry Minister Tony Clement for his tweeting on the bill.  Soon after the usual press conference, Clement began responding directly to public tweets asking questions about the bill.  He thanked the public for positive and negative […]

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June 3, 2010 8 comments News

Canadian Judge Blocks Cameras in Courtroom, Permits Twitter

The judge presiding over the criminal trial of Ottawa mayor Larry O'Brien has blocked the use of television cameras, but given the go-ahead for live blogging and the use of Twitter.

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May 5, 2009 1 comment News

Charlie V Twittering at Halftime

Charlie Villaneuva, the former Raptor, is taking some heat from his coach for twittering at halftime of an NBA game.

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March 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled News