Some Montreal election signs still hanging 57 days after vote

Montreal's municipal election campaign ended two months ago, but plenty of campaign signs from both major parties remain hanging across the city.

A Journal de Montreal report found that seven campaign signs for then-Opposition Leader Valérie Plante are still hanging in three boroughs across the city.  CJAD 800 can confirm that as well, at least one Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal sign remains hanging in the Plateau Mont-Royal borough.

Youssef Amane, the Executive Committee's press secretary, told the Journal that it can be challenging to keep track of where signs went up after election day. "We try to note where all the signs are hung, but once the campaign is over, it can be more difficult to mobilize the teams," he told the paper.

Under provincial law, campaign signs from Montreal's last municipal election were required to come down no later than the 20th of November, 2017.  After that, according to the law "the municipality or the owner of the places or poles where it is placed can have it removed at the expense" of the candidate or party that issued to sign.