Over 500 election signs removed in Brampton for breaking City bylaws

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Published October 5, 2022 at 3:53 pm

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Brampton residents have filed dozens of complaints due to bylaw violations of signs promoting candidates in the upcoming municipal election.

Candidates were given the green light to put up lawn signs in Brampton at 5:00 p.m. Friday (Sept. 30), and in less than one week, the City confirms there have been 46 complaints.

City of Brampton By-law Enforcement staff have removed over 500 signs representing 28 different candidates which violated the City’s sign bylaws as of Wednesday evening, according to a City spokesperson.

The City declined to comment on which candidates’ signs were in violation of the bylaws.

During a municipal election or by-election, candidates and their campaigns are required to get consent from property owners before putting up signs on private property, and all signs must be removed within 72 hours after the close of the election.

Candidates are only allowed to place signs after 5:00 p.m. twenty-four days prior to election day, and are limited to no more than two election signs per candidate on any one residential property.

Non-residential properties are limited to no more than three election signs per candidate.

The City said all candidates were informed of the sign bylaw rules in a letter issued on Sept. 15, and at “a presentation attended by some candidates on the same date.”

To make a bylaw complaint to the City you can call 3-1-1 or visit www.311Brampton.ca.

Brampton voters go to the polls on Oct. 24.

 

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