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Thursday , 21 October 2021

RCMP warn election sign tampering can lead to charges

The Alberta RCMP, Calgary Police Service and Edmonton Police Service are reminding the public that tampering with election signs could lead to charges under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Police are asking Albertans to respect the democratic process and are advising citizens that these cases are being taken seriously.

“We have received numerous reports of candidate signs being vandalized,” said RCMP Constable Mike Hibbs. “In some cases, these acts of vandalism also include other types of property damages and even hate speech. We are investigating reports of these incidents and will lay charges accordingly.”

The Alberta RCMP, Calgary Police Service and Edmonton Police Service are urging all Albertans to call the police or Crime Stoppers if they see anyone vandalizing or stealing an election sign.

If you have information on this or any other type of crime, contact your local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers can also be contacted online at www.P3tips.com, or you can download the P3 Tips app for Android or Apple on your smart phone

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.