READERS WRITE: Stop senseless vandalism to campaign signs

A reader responds to a rash of vandalism to Conservative campaign signs, saying whoever is doing it needs to cut it out.

Dear Sir,

Over 40 Conservative campaign signs have been removed from the highways leading to Terrace from Prince Rupert and Kitimat, over the last week. Signs have been removed from private property as well. It is an illegal act to remove a political sign during an election, subject to a heavy fine and/or incarceration.

The question is, “Why would a supporter of an opposing Party participate in such an undemocratic event or action? Are they insecure, cowardly, or just mischievous? Why are the Conservative signs, only, targeted? Why are people not allowed to publically express their interests and concerns in such an important event, which will have significant impact on the future of our country, region, riding, and each of us as individuals?”

I appeal to community members to report removal or vandalism of signs that have been placed on the designated municipal, highway, and private properties. The perpetrators must be held accountable for their illegal actions. Otherwise we have allowed an undemocratic element to interfere with our right to respectively and peacefully participate in our free and open political process.

Sincerely,

Al Goodwin

Kitimat Resident