Spotted on Parliament Hill

yesterday at about 3:30pm in the window of a Liberal MP (either Alan Tonks, Mike Savage or Andy Scott – hard to tell)

Section 322(1) of the Canadian Elections Act specifies that,

No landlord or person acting on their behalf may prohibit a tenant from displaying election advertising posters on the premises to which the lease relates and no condominium corporation or any of its agents may prohibit the owner of a condominium unit from displaying election advertising posters on the premises of his or her unit.

But… this isn’t exactly a private domicile. This is the Parliament of Canada and this is your House, and during an election no less. It should also be stated that this isn’t an MP supporting their own re-election; Penny Colenette is the Liberal candidate that is fighting for the seat of NDP MP Paul Dewar in Ottawa Centre.

Of course, such blatant politicizing of a public office will come to the attention of the Speaker who has ruled on signs in windows before.

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