WATCH: Tories release video of election sign tampering

Allegations flying about campaigning in York Centre

The Tories have released a video of Liberal volunteers ripping down a Progressive Conservative sign in the York Centre riding of Toronto.

It shows two Monte Kwinter volunteers trying to take a blue PC sign down from a hydro pole at the corner of Bathurst and Wilson, while the MPP sits on a stool waving at cars. Their campaign van, with Kwinter's name across the side is parked nearby.

Director of Media for the Progressive Conservative campaign Will Stewart says he's shocked that someone with Kwinter's experience would do such a thing. He reveals the Tories went to Toronto Police when they saw the video.

Kwinter tells Newstalk 1010 his volunteers were trying to take down an illegal sign. He says the Tories screwed the sign in where they weren't supposed to, with PC campaign staff "taunting" the Liberals to call city bylaw officers.

He says it was a mistake for his campaign to "take matters into their own hands," offering they should have called the city.

Kwinter says this was a "dirty trick" by the Tories.

The city of Toronto's rule for election sign placement says signs can be placed on public property but  "on roads without sidewalks, the signs are not located within 1.5 metres of the curb or edge of pavement".


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  1. HP posted on 06/11/2014 03:33 PM
    1. Angry Bill posted on 06/11/2014 03:45 PM
      @HP You can boycott the liberals all you like. I'm with you, there.
  2. tanjo posted on 06/11/2014 03:41 PM
    Then Ashton Kutcher jumps out ... "Monty Kwinter ... YOU GOT PUNK'D! OOOOOOOOOH!"
  3. Jack posted on 06/11/2014 03:45 PM
    It's the day before the election, right down to the wire, and the Liberals are still dedicated to showing us that they can't be trusted to obey even minor rules.

    Whether it's stealing one billion dollars or tampering with a campaign sign, whether it's a flagrant breach of the taxpayer's trust or a minor bylaw infraction, the Liberals consider themselves above the law and beyond reproach.

    Vote with your conscience. Vote PC.
  4. Thor posted on 06/11/2014 04:35 PM
    There you go, typical Lieberal. It's always some one else's fault. Maybe enough scummy Lieberals will lose and they can have "conversations" with each other for the next 4 years sayng "I apologize".Shemale can be their mentor.
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