During the last federal election when I was showing my identification to the clerk at my polling station, I looked out the window behind the clerk and was staring at a Conservative political sign.
When I and several others complained about the sign to the head poll clerk, she said there was nothing she could do because it was not violating any election rules – I understand that anyone removing that sign could have been sued by the Conservative party.
What about my rights as a voter not to have to deal with political paraphernalia at my polling station on election day? I am hoping that the Conservatives and all parties use common sense and consideration for all voters. Keep your sign out of sight of all polling stations.
I also hope that Elections Canada will bring this issue before Parliament to have the rules changed so that political signs cannot be placed within eyesight of any polling station in Canada.
Pat Tatangelo, Christina Lake