Federal Election Sign Tampering Toronto

Composite election sign spotted in Chinatown

Spotted in Chinatown is this creative little bit of election sign tampering. Although it looks a lot like a Photoshop job, close examination reveals it was put together the old fashioned way. Determining its exact message, however, poses a bit more of a challenge. With the four major parties in Trinity-Spadina represented, does it mean its creator finds it too hard to choose between them? Maybe the idea is that the parties — or the politicians themselves — aren't as different as they'd like us to believe? Or perhaps it implies that "coalition" should have never become a bad word.

Technically speaking, tampering with federal party signs is considered mischief under the Canadian criminal code (punishable by a $5000 fine or six months in jail), but at least the ambiguity saves this one from partisanship. And, hey, it could be worse. Along with a rash of vandalism directed at Liberal supporters in St. Paul's, Olivia Chow has reported that her signs are being defaced. And then there's this - which is just downright depressing.

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Leave a comment if you think you know what the composite sign means.

Photos by _Rashomon_ in the blogTO Flickr pool and Daeveed via Reddit.


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