Surrey South New Democrats are hopeful someone will identify culprits who have been targeting candidate Jonathan Silveira’s election signs.
Sign chair Jef Keighley told Peace Arch News Thursday that eight of Silveira’s four-foot-by-eight-foot signs – those bearing large photographs of the candidate – have been knocked over, some more than once, since April 19.
“It’s very specifically targeted,” Keighley said, noting the incidents have been reported to both Elections BC and the RCMP. “Those that have been around this constituency… have never seen anything like it.”
Elections BC communications manager Andrew Watson said there is nothing in the Elections Act to address sign vandalism; calls are referred to police.
NDP co-chair Bill Piket told PAN Tuesday that an independent candidate’s signs are “also suffering.”
– Tracy Holmes