Election Signs Destroyed in Chatham-Kent-Leamington


Vandalism is being reported on the federal election campaign trail in the riding of Chatham-Kent-Leamington.

Liberal candidate Katie Omstead says some of her election signs were destroyed on Highway 77 between Comber and Leamington.

Omstead says about a dozen signs were destroyed.

"Some are in four to five pieces, so some sort of knife or box cutter was used to cut them into several pieces," she says.

Omstead says she's extremely disappointed.

"We have always been committed to running a clean campaign, I'm very clear with my volunteers that I expect us to always run a positive campaign, to take the high road," she says. "To see this happening in a country that has so much freedom and such a democratic process is very disappointing."

Omstead says she runs a positive campaign.

"I hope that people will make their voices heard in productive, safe inclusive ways by volunteering, by voting, get out and vote if you want to have your say," she says. "This isn't the way to do it, this isn't what we do in Canada."

Omstead says her team has already replaced the signs.

She's up against Conservative candidate Dave Epp, Tony Walsh of the New Democrats, the Greens are represented Mark Vancouteren and John Balagtas is the People's Party of Canada candidate.

The federal election is October 21.