1,000 of NDP candidate's byelection signs slashed, stolen, campaign manager says

Toronto Police examine one of the damaged signs. (Supplied photo)

Toronto Police examine one of the damaged signs. (Supplied photo)

Terry Davidson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:09 PM ET

TORONTO -- Nearly 1,000 of federal NDP hopeful Joe Cressy's campaign signs have been destroyed or stolen -- including one that was slashed on his own lawn.

"What I think is, yes ... this has taken it to a different level. It is an act of intimidation against someone who is running for public office," campaign manager Bruce Cox said.

An unknown number of vandals have been stealing and damaging NDP lawn signs in the downtown riding since early June, Cox said.

He added that Cressy discovered around 7 a.m. Monday the sign on the lawn of his home had been slashed into three pieces.

Cressy's was the only campaign sign damaged on that street, Cox said.

 

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