Whitby fires sanitation worker filmed destroying campaign sign

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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.

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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