Whitby fires sanitation worker filmed destroying campaign sign
Published September 14, 2021 at 5:04 pm
The Whitby garbage collector caught on camera destroying a campaign sign has been fired.
The man was seen tearing a sign promoting Liberal MP Ryan Turnbull out of the ground and throwing it in the back of the garbage truck.
— Lori (@votingnurse) September 13, 2021
Destroying campaign signs during an election is a criminal offence, often prosecuted as Theft Under $5,000.
The Town announced an investigation after seeing a video posted on Twitter Monday morning. They announced the firing a few hours later around 4:30 p.m.
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UPDATE: In response to the recent video of a Town employee removing an election lawn sign and subsequent investigation, the individual is no longer employed by the Town. We take these matters very seriously.
— Town of Whitby, ON (@TownofWhitby) September 14, 2021