It’s an understatement to say that the Conservative candidate in my riding, Toronto-Danforth, does not have much support.
I have seen exactly two signs for Katarina von Koeni this election.
But a funny thing happened today.
See, it’s the Saturday morning before the election (to be held on Monday), and all of a sudden close to a hundred of her signs appeared along Eastern Avenue. Almost every 25 feet or so. This street is a high traffic road, but is made up of mostly industrial businesses.
The massive surge in her support is strange indeed.
But especially when you notice that her signs appeared on the private property of every industrial business… that just happens to be closed on the weekend (which are most).
Not a single sign appeared on residential property, nor on the property of businesses that are open this weekend.
Clearly these signs weren’t requested by the owners, and will remain there until Monday morning when the owners come in to work and find the unwelcome signs sticking in their lawns. But of course, by then it will be election day, and the ‘dirty trick’ will have done it’s job.
UPDATE: Saturday 1:10 PM
Some businesses have opened for the weekend and ripped the signs down, but most are still closed and most of the signs remain.
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