Canadian Election sign wars

Nathaniel Christopher 3 Comments

Well, here in Canada it’s election time and one of my favourite things about the election are those election lawn signs. It’s a great opportunity to see where your neighbours stand. I live in the riding of Burnaby-Douglas which is currently represented by Bill Siksay of the NDP. The Liberals and Conservatives both view this riding as “up for grabs”, so it garners quite a bit of media attention.

The Liberals, desperate for any shred of relevance in this election, have gone on a lawn side blitz, with little regard to who and where their signs go.

Bill Cunningham Liberal signs
These Liberal signs are in front of an unoccupied house that’s slated for demolition. I guess nobody told Bill Cunningham that rotting wood can’t vote.

Bill Cunningham and Bill Siksay signs side by side
Hmm… now that was interesting. One house, two signs. I guess one of those lions is a Liberal lion!

Bill Cunningham Liberal signs Bill Siksay NDP signsLiberal signs being “reclaimed” by NDP supporters. I thought this was an innovative and effective campaign technique. Tasteful, yet cutting. I like it. It makes me wonder if the inhabitants of this house are British.

Melted Liberal sign
Someone set this Liberal sign on fire!

Ronald Leung sign
This Conservative sign, however, was just knocked over. Although I do not support the Conservatives, I expressly condemn defacing election signs. If you don’t like a Conservative or Liberal sign, well, then put up a big orange NDP sign!

I am a resident of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada who has blogged here for 20 years. I like to share my thoughts and feelings on my own online space. From 1998 until 2017 I worked as a journalist and I hope to use this website as an archive for all of my stories.


  1. It made me feel all warm and tingly inside to see the picture of the burnt Liberal sign. I haven’t seen anything to top that – the best thing I saw was a house with two Cunningham signs, a Siksay sign, and a Leung sign.

  2. I knew some one who took all the election signs he could find and put them on his friend’s yard. The guy had about 100 signs in his yar. It was a very amusing site to behold and I was jealous I wasn’t the one who had masterminded this operation.

    Rotten wood can’t vote. ZING!!!!!!!!!!!
    DOuble Zing!!!!

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