LETTER – Proportional representation signs being removed from locations across the Comox Valley

Dear editor,

No sooner had the municipal election ended and the ‘NO PR’ monster signs were put up at major intersections.

So the Fair Vote Comox Valley followed suit. But we also put up a few other signs around town in highly visible places.

When I went to collect our signs at the Public Works Department, I discovered they had only brought in three out of the five that were missing.

When I told them where I had placed the other two they told me that these were good places and perfectly legitimate to be there.

It’s really disheartening when many people have been putting in thousands of hours informing people about PR. We finally got the signs that for us, is a lot of money, donated by supporters of democracy. We are operating on small donations compared to the ‘No’ side.

Then we had this lovely rally for PR with many supporters from all over the Valley coming to show their support.

Even the sun shone.

These tireless volunteers took signs with them to put up on public property around the valley in highly visible spots.

No sooner had we put them up, within 24 hours they were taken down. Not just in Courtenay, but Comox and Cumberland and all three regional districts.

It is a hard pill to swallow when I put my little purple sign at the end of the barrier along Comox Road and now there is a big monster ‘No PR’ sign in the exact location I originally had.

I didn’t steal, deface or vandalize their signs but someone in the early hours of the day, took our sign and now, in the exact location, there is a ‘NO’ sign there.

Barb Berger,

Courtenay

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