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Friday, October 03, 2008

PEI Liberal official caught on camera stealing Conservative signs

We're not talking some low level volunteer folks... we're talking about Mark O’Halloran, the Executive Director of the Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island.
Liberal official apologizes for removing political signs put up by Conservatives

The executive director of the Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island is apologizing after he was caught on camera removing political signs put in place by local Conservatives.

Patrick Ross, a Conservative campaign worker, photographed Mark O’Halloran removing the lawn signs less than five hours after they were put up.

Those lawn signs read: “Say no to the Dion tax!” The signs were strategically placed below Liberal billboards throughout the capital city.

Photos provided to The Guardian show a close-up of the back seat of O’Halloran’s car, which was stacked to the roof with lawn signs, many of which had their stakes snapped in two.
Mark O’Halloran, executive director of the Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island, is seen getting back into his car after removing campaign signs belonging to the Conservatives.

O’Halloran’s back seat, filled with Conservative lawn signs.

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  • At Fri. Oct. 03, 12:52:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Bert said…

    If this would be a Conservative stealing a Liberal sign, they (the Liberals) would trip over themselves trying to look indignant while demanding the Conservative resign. Mark O’Halloran ought to be asked to resign. Isn't stealing an election sign an offense ?. I'm not sure if it's federal or not. Like one of the commenters said, "If O'Halloran can get away from a federal offense by apologizing, don't tell the inmates at the Kingston Pen that.

  • At Fri. Oct. 03, 01:09:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous The Trusty Tory said…

    You know, this would surprise me, if it weren't for the fact that it was a Liberal.

  • At Fri. Oct. 03, 01:51:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Face it

    This is NOT just vandals.

    Election vandalism often links directly back to parties and their organizations.

    I'd go into more detail, but nothing I have to say will change the fact that parties DO condone electoral vandalism.

    Makes me sad

    Mike Wisniewski

  • At Fri. Oct. 03, 01:54:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I believe it is an offence and he should be charged, apology? he is sorry he was caught is all, typical Lieberano arrogance. Good camera work, GO CONSERVATIVES!!
    Cheers Bubba

  • At Fri. Oct. 03, 02:02:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Ontario Girl said…

    Don't think we will have it played out on CBC the NATIONAL...the story has to be 10 years old.

    Speaking of is the deadline for Dions DEBT to be paid. Anyone know if it got paid, or if the un biased election Canada gave him MORE extensions?

  • At Fri. Oct. 03, 02:13:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Of course, this will be above the fold on page 1 of the Toronto Star. And the people's network will have it as their lead item. It is a federal offence. The Criminal Code is a federal statute.

  • At Fri. Oct. 03, 02:25:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous tibi said…

    It's an indictable offense.

    From the Canada Elections Act:

    325. (1) No person shall prevent or impair the transmission to the public of an election advertising message without the consent of a person with authority to authorize its transmission.

  • At Fri. Oct. 03, 03:32:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Dennis said…

    I sent a letter to CTV that they need to cover this. If they are going to give air time to Liberals like Bob Rae desperatley trying to make mud stick with regards to the latests two incidents of Tories copying speeches, then this certainly also qualifies as a story. Let us see where they objectivity lies.

  • At Fri. Oct. 03, 04:24:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger djxtreme said…

    Does that make Elections Canada and accessory if they do nothing?

  • At Sat. Oct. 04, 06:38:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Did anyone actually read the story? The local Liberals checked with Elections Canada and were told to take down the signs. Elections Canada has admitted it and has said that they made a mistake.
    The issue was the authorized by line was so small that it was missed.


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