Green Party lawn signs have a short lifespan in Bishop’s Mills. Two of three have been vandalized more than five times, including replacements. No other contending parties have signs in the community.
The location at the four-way stop on the southeast corner of County Road 18 has been frequently trashed – once in less than two hours. Signs in front of a home south of the intersection have been driven over, and otherwise destroyed upon replacement.
South of Bishop’s Mills and outside Oxford Mills, signs promoting the Liberal candidate were damaged.
Removing or damaging signs can lead to a theft charge and a fine up to $400, according to the Canadian Criminal Code. Repeat offenders may face jail or have a criminal record.