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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Liberal lawn sign shenanigans?

Oops... Several residents in Guelph returned home after the long weekend to an unexpected surprise... Liberal candidate Frank Valeriote's sign on their lawn. The problem is, they never requested one!

Looks like another "oops" in the Guelph Liberal campaign... seems like they've been caught in a little signage fraud! Well, "fraud" might be too strong a word to use... but with the number of complaints piling up, one has to wonder if there's something more organized to it. (Got this little tip from one of my many sources in town)

But wait, it gets even better. Instead of calling the Valeriote campaign to have the sign removed, they did the next best thing... they called the Gloria Kovach campaign office, and asked them to replace Frank's sign with one for Kovach!!!

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  • At Tue Aug 05, 01:52:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Unknown said…

    Tell Kovach's sign crew to leave the Liberal signs alone and to call the Liberal campaign to remove them from the property.

    It's against elections law for one campaign to remove the signs of another campaign.

  • At Tue Aug 05, 02:04:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    I was wondering when someone was going to chime in with that one... almost dealt with it in the post so that there was no confusion.

    From what I've seen, the Kovach team is well aware of the law, and isn't touching any of the signs... that's up to the property owner to either trash them, or contact your campaign to have them collected.

    They play things by the book Scott... like not putting random signs on random lawns. ;-)

  • At Tue Aug 05, 02:34:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger John M Reynolds said…

    "... like not putting random signs on random lawns."

    Ha ha. I just got the mental image of me going from block to block thinking something like this:

    "Hmmm. I think I will put a McDonalds sign on this property. This other property will get a Mr Lube sign, ..."

  • At Tue Aug 05, 02:47:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is a disgusting typical Liberal tactic - I like to call it the reverse or negative billing Liberal sign scheme.

    I see it in many ridings where they don't call and ask about installing a sign, they just install them and leave a note that says "if there is a problem with the sign call us and we will remove it" like negative billing, you have to Opt Out.

    They will eventually come around and remove the signs, they just wait for the election to be over before doing that.

  • At Tue Aug 05, 03:30:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Curls said…

    This is truly funny. Of course, you can't take down Liberal signs. Only Liberals can take down their opponents's signs. I remember the brother of a certain Toronto Liberal MP being caught on film (back in the old days, pre digital) ripping down Reform signs. Of course, the picture was not published in the Red Star nor the Globe and Liberal. It only appeared in the Ottawa Citizen.

  • At Tue Aug 05, 05:36:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Unknown said…


    There is a simple solution for reverse Liberal sign billing. If the Grits are going to take their time for removing their sign from someone's property (say after the election is done), then that person should simply tell them that they'll sue for trespass if the sign isn't removed from your property.

  • At Tue Aug 05, 06:59:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Babylonian777 said…

    Hilarious isn't it? A whole bunch of people have been stabbed and shot in Toronto, but the capital of the "most progressive city in the world" would find room in their newspapers to post this if its was the cons doing such.

    I can't help but this of the Jenifer Wright et Greenshift situation............."hey guy, we like your area of town, gets a lot of exposure, were gonna just put these signs on your lawn, expect a lot of traffic, and you will make a whole bunch of friends, if you don't like it, too bad BIATCH! Liberal for life baby, wessstt ssiiiiideee!!!!"

    At least they called Ms. Wright, lol. In all fairness, I am taking a shot at the local libs, and not the federal ones and Mr. Dion on this one, but you know what they say, birds of a feather.

  • At Wed Aug 06, 12:17:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Here's a possible solution: sandwich the Lib sign right between two huge Kovach signs so that it's completely obstructed (either that, or put the Kovach signs into a V so that they surround the offending sign).

    There's no way in hell I'd let them get away with planting a Liberal sign on my lawn. It would most likely burn up in a mysterious grass fire.

  • At Wed Aug 06, 03:08:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Tell Kovach's sign crew to leave the Liberal signs alone and to call the Liberal campaign to remove them from the property.

    It's against elections law for one campaign to remove the signs of another campaign."

    True, but if the sign is placed on private property, and the home owner asks your help in removing the sign. You have every right to assist the homeowner at their request, as it is their property.


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