Is Newmarket-Aurora the Wild West of federal election signs? - 2019-09-18
The Newmarket-Aurora NDP riding association today stepped up its call for action on removing federal election signs that violate York Region's sign bylaw, and also for slapping wayward candidates with the fines that go along with those infractions.
In a Sept. 20, 2019 emailed letter to the town clerks of Newmarket and Aurora, and copied to York Region's regional clerk, Christopher Raynor, president Jon Aston said that "for nine days and counting, (Conservative candidate Lois) Brown's scofflaw campaign has resulted in an obvious, significant, unfair advantage over campaigns which, by contrast, have only demonstrated respect for municipal bylaws".
Both the local Liberal and NDP campaigns have said they will not put up election signs until legally allowed to do so at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in accordance with the Regional Municipality of York's bylaw that regulates signs on regional roads, including Bayview Avenue, Leslie Street, Yonge Street, Bathurst Street, and others.