TORONTO – Toronto police are looking for vandals who have been damaging vehicles of people displaying Liberal election signs on their front lawns.
Cars in the ridings of St. Paul’s and Trinity-Spadina have had paint scratched or tires slashed, Toronto Police say.
Christine Innes, the Liberal candidate for downtown riding of Trinity-Spadina, says it’s nothing but an attempt at voter intimidation.
“These families have my sincere sympathies, and I am most grateful for their continued support. Despite the intimidation, these voters are more determined than ever to have their democratic expression heard,” she said Saturday.
“I am appalled at the increasing level of intimidation I have seen in this campaign.”
In the midtown Toronto ward of St. Paul’s, Councillor Josh Matlow said residents of his ward should park on the street – even if they don’t have a parking sticker – if they are concerned about damage to their property.
“I invite you to park your car on your street overnight until 8 a.m.,” he said.
If a resident receives a ticket for overnight street parking his office will fix it, he said.
St. Paul’s resident Manylou Tassia says she refuses to take down her Liberal sign.
“It is a sad state of affairs. I have never had an election sign before, but I want this government out,” she said.
Police investigating the St. Paul’s vandalism are looking for a white male wearing a dark leather jacket, blue pants and a white baseball cap.
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