CBC: Tories yank ‘24 hour surveillance’ stickers on signs in Harper’s Calgary riding
File this under “So amazing it’s actually true." Stephen Harper’s constituency team have been busying themselves by adding “24 hour surveillance” stickers to their own election signs. And then removing them when CBC noticed. Article by Haydn Watters for CBC
The local campaign in Stephen Harper's Calgary riding was told to remove several "24 hour surveillance" stickers from the Conservative leader's election signs, after a member of the team put them up in an attempt to curb vandalism.
The stickers started popping up on several campaign signs in Harper's Calgary Heritage riding a few days ago. The small, white-and-black stickers included a graphic of a surveillance camera and the text "24 hour surveillance," giving the impression the signs were constantly being monitored.
Conservative Party spokesman Kory Teneycke confirmed to CBC News on Tuesday evening that the surveillance stickers were put up by a member of Harper's local campaign.
"It was someone with the local campaign who did that and [the stickers have] subsequently been removed," he said.
"I think it was a well-intentioned thing by someone, but obviously not something that the campaign sanctions."
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