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OPP: Damaging Election Signs is Illegal

OPP: Damaging Election Signs is Illegal

Front of Yonge – Leeds County OPP is reminding residents that damaging or removing election signs can lead to charges under the criminal code.

On August 27, 2018 OPP began an investigation into election signs being removed or damaged along County Road 5 in Front of Yonge Township.

The OPP would like to remind the public that it is an offence to remove or damage official election signs. People found damaging or removing signs can face charges under the Criminal Code. Further, according the Canada Elections Act, “No person shall prevent or impair the transmission to the public of an election advertising message without the consent of a person with authority to authorize its transmission.”

Anyone with information on the above occurrence is asked to call Leeds County O.P.P. Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122, the Brockville Detachment at 613-345-1790 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or submit your tip on-line at www.tipsubmit.com. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, you don’t go to court, and you could earn cash reward.

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