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".