Friday, March 24, 2006

Sign War?

The Burnaby Now reported earlier this week that the sign war is not over. Former council member Victor Stusiak went before council to ask them to reconsider their recent decision to ban signs from public property.

The new sign by-law is similar to one in Vancouver. In Vancouver the city removes election signs from public property at the candidate's expense. On occasion this has led to some controversy.

Generally, opposition is sporadic as many on the right believe that the ban helps them as fewer NDP partisans own homes where lawn signs can be placed, while the left believes cutting back on the right's ability to outspend them on signage is beneficial.

Perhaps there are no losers in this battle. There certainly is a winner: the poor fellow who puts up and takes down the signs in the pouring rain of a Burnaby winter.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

No kidding. I figure that those who wail about not being able to put signs up on public property are out there on a sunny May afternoon, putting a wired lawn sign on someone's freshly cut lawn but aren't out there on a cold wet January putting a large sign up on a muddy corner field.

3/24/2006 10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spoken like someone who has never worked on a campaign in their life.

3/25/2006 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Spoken like someone who has never worked on a campaign in their life."

Try again, chump.

3/29/2006 9:32 PM  

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