Damaged campaign sign. June 3 2014. (Photo courtesy of Rick Nicholls via Twitter)

Sign Damage Denounced

Chatham-Kent Essex NDP, Liberal and Progressive Conservative candidates are asking people to support them in positive and not negative ways.

This after several Liberal and PC signs were damaged over the weekend.

NDP Dan Gelinas says he’s talked to PC Rick Nicholls about the issue. “We both agree that if we ever see anybody destroying anyone’s signs we will take appropriate action,” notes Gelinas. “People have to realize that the passion they have for the political party of their choice is fantastic but when you damage property it costs us as candidates and the riding association.”

Sign damage isn’t an uncommon issue during a campaign with similar issues being reported in Ottawa and Guelph.