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Federal election signs now permitted on public properties in Ottawa

The election officially got underway Wednesday morning.
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Ottawa City Hall, August 2019. Jenn Pritchard/

Now that the writs have been issued by the Governor General of Canada, signs for the federal election can now be posted on public property.

The full regulations for election signs on public property in the City of Ottawa are set out in the Signs on City Roads By-law. 

Signs on public property cannot be placed along highways or in a median and must be at least 50 centimetres from a sidewalk. 

In areas with no sidewalks, signs must be at least two metres from the roadway or, if the roadway has a shoulder, at least 50 centimetres from the edge of the shoulder.

Signs on both private and public properties must be removed 48 hours after election day.


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