RCMP warn against vandalizing election signs

RCMP warn against vandalizing election signs

Police say there are consequences under the criminal code and the Canada Election Act

Election signs have popped up all over the Cranbrook and Kimberley landscapes and RCMP are warning of consequences if vandals decide to remove or trash any placards.

Anyone caught damaging election signs could face charges under the Criminal Code of Canada, say police.

“Damage to any property is considered Mischief under the Criminal Code,” says Cst. Katie Forgeron. Additional penalties for sign vandalism could apply if the damage occured during a federal election.

A few councillor candidates have reported that their signs have been damaged or moved since the election began.

Under Cranbrook bylaws, all election signage must be removed by seven days after the election.