The election writ has yet to drop and begin the campaigning for another term of Provincial leadership and yet see this sign erected by a local mayor and County Warden. It’s a disgrace that the county Warden does not step aside when he is clearly in a conflict of interest. He is clearly making decisions that are biased as he leans towards one political party.
(EDITOR NOTE: THE LETTER REFERENCES A BILL THAT IS NOT LAW THEREFORE THE CONTENT WAS REMOVED AFTER REQUESTS TO DO SO – THE LETTER CONTINUES BELOW)
Current rules outline the requirements for pre-writ signs and advertising (before the election is actually called)
Elections Ontario’s website says “All pre-writ advertising (including lawn signs and literature) must be paid for by the registered political party or a registered constituency association and needs to be authorized by whoever paid for it.
The authorization needs to say who paid for the advertising, e.g. “Authorized by the Ontario XYZ Party”, or something substantially similar.
Candidates are not allowed to incur expenses or pay for advertising before the writs are issued and they are registered. Registration does not become effective until writs are issued.”
Has he jumped the gun and in his haste has embarrassed himself and the Liberal party? While many would argue that the damage is already done to the Wynne Liberals, having candidates who feel that rules don’t apply to them will only hasten their demise after two terms of similar criticism of the ruling party.
Mr Marshall should step aside while his focus is on the Provincial election and the platform he must be loyal to in order to stand for the Liberals.
Source: Letter To The Editor, name withheld at request of contributor