So tweeting election results will no longer be illegal. Good! Though I am sure the elections Canada bureaucrats are sad that they have lost some of their power.
The purpose of the ban was to prevent Western Canadian voters from knowing results from the Atlantic Provinces before casting their ballots. There was a belief that an awareness of the way the election is shaping up could affect the decisions of West Coast voters – either by discouraging them from casting a ballot or by inspiring them to do so.
But the Internet has made the law impossible to police.