Bells Corners will soon be invaded by colourful signs – they’ll be popping up all over the place, maybe even on your lawn.
Probably Pierre will be the quickest off the mark, as he has the most corporate money. As soon as the writ is dropped expect to see huge Pierre signs sprout up at all the best locations along the strip.
The Green Party, the BlocHeads, the Liberals, the ABP Party* and the N.D.P. won’t be far behind.
I enjoy the excitement generated by an election and the signs sure brighten up the community. But they’re environmentally wasteful, unimaginative and heavily subsidized by our tax dollars. The big parties buy their way to power by hammering us with signs and ads. Political campaigns shouldn’t be financed by deep-pocketed individuals and corporations. It’s time for electoral reform, don’t you think?
* Anyone But Pierre