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More election signs vandalized in the Central Okanagan

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“Destroying the democratic process”: says Okanagan candidate, who had his election signs vandalized – Oct 7, 2019

More federal election signs have been vandalized in the Central Okanagan.

This time vandals targeted a candidate for the People’s Party of Canada in the riding of Kelowna-Lake Country.

At least three signs belonging to the campaign of John Barr were discovered vandalized in Kelowna Monday morning.

It appears vandals used a stencil-type tool to write the word “fascist” across Barr’s face.

Barr told Global News it hurts to be labelled that way.

“No I’m not a fascist, ” Barr said.  “I don’t believe that the PPC is a fascist party.”

Barr said the vandalism act is an attempt to destroy democracy.

“I don’t see how people can excuse or justify destroying that, destroying the democratic process, or intimidating people, ” he said. “That is not what we are all about and it illustrates a problem that we have in this country regarding tolerance, and inclusion and diversity and what happens when someone says something you don’t agree with.”

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The three vandalized signs were located on Clement Avenue and Gordon Drive, Clement Avenue and Cerise Drive, and Clifton Road and High Road.

READ MORE: Liberal campaign signs in B.C. defaced with blackface after Trudeau photos emerge

The incumbent Liberal candidate in the same riding had his election signs defaced last month when vandals drew over Stephen Fuhr’s face in the wake of the blackface/brownface scandal involving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

READ MORE: Trudeau apologizes after 2001 brownface photo published by Time magazine

 

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