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Fears council will ban election signs completely

to the editor,

Posted December 10, 2013

The change to election signage policy is preposterous, petty-minded and ridiculous on a week when all the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, a patron saint of freedom and democracy around the globe, but falls on deaf ears here in our council chambers in New Tecumseth.

What is it that could not be accomplished by asking property owners who complain about signs on the Town's road allowance to lodge their concerns with the Town, and then send out an email or a phone call to the particular candidate to inform them of the complaint.

The candidate may take the opportunity to speak with the property owner and convince the same to allow the sign to remain or for the candidate to remove the sign.

What mean-spirited council group we have. So hungry for their rights and privileges if re-elected that they cannot join in an open, democratic election without pulling this stunt. Thank-you Councillor Fran Sainsbury who did not support this childish motion.

To end on a note of caution, if this same council is re-elected or a majority of them, then in the next municipal election we may see election signs totally banned as they have been in some of our neighbouring municipalities.

Gordon McInnes

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