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With all the forms of coverage of each level of political elections, why do we still need these roadside signs.
impo political parties could save $$$ by all parties dropping them all together.

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Hate them. I threw two into garbage already.
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Even Steven wrote:Hate them. I threw two into garbage already.


I don't like them either but unless these were put on your property without your permission you could get in trouble for doing that.
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Lot and lots of signs at the Don O ray Farms for Renee Merrifield...
Does this mean the Basran family vote Liberal?.....Just asking
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Mrmarvingardens wrote:Lot and lots of signs at the Don O ray Farms for Renee Merrifield...
Does this mean the Basran family vote Liberal?.....Just asking


What it means, is that the campaign workers chose to place themselves at a location that is currently extremely busy, but I think you already knew that.
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A point of contention for me. There used to be a bylaw in Penticton, not uncommon to many municipalities I understand, that prohibited the placing of campaign signs on publicly owned property. That meant that a candidate had to have the support of a private property owner in order to display a sign. Voters could gauge the amount of support a candidate had by the number of signs you saw. Now, with signs being placed willy-nilly on public property, a relatively recent change, all a voter can assess is how many signs a candidate can afford. Which do you think is a better measure of a candidate ?
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fluffy wrote:A point of contention for me. There used to be a bylaw in Penticton, not uncommon to many municipalities I understand, that prohibited the placing of campaign signs on publicly owned property. That meant that a candidate had to have the support of a private property owner in order to display a sign. Voters could gauge the amount of support a candidate had by the number of signs you saw. Now, with signs being placed willy-nilly on public property, a relatively recent change, all a voter can assess is how many signs a candidate can afford. Which do you think is a better measure of a candidate ?


I remember were I grew up each party sign person would come and ask my parents if they could put up a sign.
My parents would say yes with 1 rule, that all the candidates in riding get same size sign as well on our property.
I asked why, they said laughing secret ballot you know.


I find them just to be roadside trash/eyesore and unnecessary.
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GordonH wrote:
fluffy wrote:A point of contention for me. There used to be a bylaw in Penticton, not uncommon to many municipalities I understand, that prohibited the placing of campaign signs on publicly owned property. That meant that a candidate had to have the support of a private property owner in order to display a sign. Voters could gauge the amount of support a candidate had by the number of signs you saw. Now, with signs being placed willy-nilly on public property, a relatively recent change, all a voter can assess is how many signs a candidate can afford. Which do you think is a better measure of a candidate ?


I remember were I grew up each party sign person would come and ask my parents if they could put up a sign.
My parents would say yes with 1 rule, that all the candidates in riding get same size sign as well on our property.
I asked why, they said laughing secret ballot you know.


I find them just to be roadside trash/eyesore and unnecessary.

I think allowing or offering a sign on your property is a good way to publicly show your support for a particular candidate or party, if you choose to do so. Whereas signs on public property show only that you have the time and money to put ups signs - in other words, they are pretty much meaningless. As you say - trash, an eyesore and unnecessary.
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Bsuds wrote:
Even Steven wrote:Hate them. I threw two into garbage already.


I don't like them either but unless these were put on your property without your permission you could get in trouble for doing that.


Yeah, I know.

I've also contemplated on scratching off "N" in Amanda Poon's signs just for giggles but that sounds like too much work.
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I don't like them all over either. Does one candidate really need 6 signs at one intersection?

What I don't agree with, is the idiots who write rude things on people's signs.
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CanuckFan wrote:I don't like them all over either. Does one candidate really need 6 signs at one intersection?

What I don't agree with, is the idiots who write rude things on people's signs.

I also don't agree with the vandalism to any candidates signage.
Don't care what party - the signs are a part of the election process - even if I dislike them.

What I do find curious though is that NONE of the candidates have made a strong public statement against the vandals.
Not speaking against the damage is by omission condoning it.
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There was a story in today's Morning Star, and they did have comments from Eric Foster - maybe others.
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Renee had them placed within inches of each other nearly filling entire blocks ( City property) That alone would have changed my mind if I was voting her party. Which changes lol
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Whilst out and about I couldn't help but think about optics, given that on the roads I drove the NDP and Liberal campaign signs were gone, but the Greens are still there. [icon_lol2.gif]
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