Racist Graffiti on West Island election posters causing upset for all parties

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Mariam Ishak, a Conservative candidate in the Pierrefonds-Dollard constituency, has filed a police report regarding the recent racist vandalism to her election posters.  Gary Charles, a People’s Party of Canada candidate for the Lake St. Louis riding, has also experienced racist graffiti on his posters.

Both expected some election shenanigans but neither expected swastikas, Hitler style moustaches or the words “Nazis” to be inscribed on their campaign posters.

“My children were the first to notice it,” Charles states. “They found it confusing that anyone would call me racist.  I am a third generation Canadian with Semitic roots. I am deeply hurt by this kind of branding.”

Seasoned politician and Liberal Party Candidate for the Lake St. Louis riding, Francis Scarpaleggia strongly condemned these actions.

“Like all the other candidates, I condemn the defacing of campaign signs in any way shape or form,” Scarpaleggia stated in an email exchange with the West Island Blog.

 

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There will be many opportunities to cast your ballot:

  • Election day is October 21, between 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., at your local polling station. You should have received a card in the mail.
  • On advanced polling days, at your assigned polling station, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Advance polls are on the Friday Oct. 11, Saturday, Oct. 12, Sunday, Oct. 13 and Monday, Oct. 14, 2019
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  • Any registered voter, including those living abroad, can also vote by mail.

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