Liberals apologize after volunteer trashes PC sign

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Liberals apologize after volunteer trashes PC sign
Author of the article:Brian Lilley
Publishing date:May 12, 2022 • 16 hours ago • 1 minute read • 118 Comments
A volunteer for the Ontario Liberal candidate in Markham Unionville was caught on video destroying a PC Party opponent's lawn sign.
A volunteer for the Ontario Liberal candidate in Markham Unionville was caught on video destroying a PC Party opponent's lawn sign. PHOTO BY SUPPLIED /(screen grab)
The Liberal candidate in Markham Unionville had to personally call her PC Party opponent to apologize after an “overzealous volunteer” trashed a lawn sign.


The incident was caught by a video doorbell camera and shared with the Sun.

In the video, the volunteer is seen approaching the home carrying campaign literature for Liberal candidate Emily Li. When no one answers the door, the volunteer walks away to the next home, but not before ripping out a lawn sign for PC candidate and current MPP Billy Pang.

After throwing the sign on the ground, the volunteer stomps on it before kicking it down the street.

Ms. Li offered a quick response and apology when asked about the video.

“These were the actions of one very young and overzealous volunteer and they are not representative of our campaign,” Li said. “We are disappointed by the behaviour displayed and I have personally called Billy Pang to apologize.”


“We will be reminding all of our volunteers to be respectful and conscientious at the doors,” she added.

Pang said the vandalism won’t deter him from campaigning to be re-elected to another four years at the legislature with the Ford government.

“Actions like this are not in the spirit of our democracy and electoral process,” Pang said. “While I appreciate an apology was given, no candidate should have their signs defaced by another campaign.”

Sign stealing, defacing and vandalism isn’t unusual in election campaigns.

Earlier this week, police began investigating after signs for Liberal MPP Mitzie Hunter were defaced with spray paint with a graffiti artist writing “Nazi” and “black face” among other sayings in the area around Ellesmere and Markham Rds.

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Two charged with damaging, stealing campaign signs in Brampton
Author of the article:Canadian Press
Canadian Press
Publishing date:May 17, 2022 • 23 hours ago • 1 minute read • 19 Comments

Two men face mischief and theft charges in connection with the theft and damage of political campaign signs in Brampton.

Peel Regional Police say on the evening of May 10, they received reports of two suspects tampering with political signage at a home in the Mississauga Rd. and Bovaird Dr. area.

On May 13, the alleged suspects turned themselves in to police.

A 23-year-old man from Brampton and a 25-year-old man from Mississauga are each charged with one count of theft under $5,000 and one count of mischief under $5,000. Their names were not released.

Both men are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
 

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"Earlier this week, police began investigating after signs for Liberal MPP Mitzie Hunter were defaced with spray paint with a graffiti artist writing “Nazi” and “black face” among other sayings in the area around Ellesmere and Markham Rds."

Yeah yeah, sure sure. The sign was in an all Black neighbourhood. This is also something that has "happened" to her signs in the last two provincial elections. I'm calling bullshit on this one.