Elections Canada eyeing Liberals over NDP sign heist

Liberal MP Emmanuel Dubourg is congratulated after winning a byelection in the Montreal riding of...

Liberal MP Emmanuel Dubourg is congratulated after winning a byelection in the Montreal riding of Bourassa in November. Elections Canada is investigating an incident during the byelection in Montreal in which supporters of the Liberal candidate that would win the contest are caught on videotape taking down an NDP sign. SEBASTIAN ST-JEAN / QMI AGENCY

David Akin, National Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 8:16 PM ET

OTTAWA — Elections Canada is investigating an incident during a 2013 byelection in Montreal in which supporters of the Liberal candidate that would win the contest are caught on videotape taking down an NDP sign.

The sign was tacked up on a street post but that post was right in front of the campaign headquarters of Emmanuel Dubourg, the Liberal candidate who went on to win the fall byelection and who is now the MP for the riding of Bourassa.

The NDP sign was not one promoting the candidate, Stephane Moraille but was instead one that tweaked Dubourg for collecting a generous $100,000 bailout package from the Quebec National Assembly, which he quit to run for Justin Trudeau's team in the House of Commons.

The video, obtained by QMI Agency, shows individuals coming out of Dubourg's office, taking down the sign, and taking it back into their office. Dubourg's campaign officials later confirmed with QMI Agency that they did indeed remove it, but claimed they did it to let more light into their office.


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