Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 6/10/2008 (3239 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
I just wrote a column for the weekend paper about Canada's elections, and why people should not take their participation in our non-violent democracy for granted.Then I suddenly hear about vandalism and attacks on Liberal supporters in Toronto. Brake lines were cut on more than two dozen cars when they were parked in driveways with Liberal signs on the front-lawn. Some people also had phone and cable lines cut and some garage doors were vandalized with graffiti.It is dangerous and may as well be an assault on the person to cut someone's brake line. It is a cowardly act and I hope the perpetrator or perpetrators are caught before someone gets hurt.It has caused some people to fear putting a sign on their front lawn.There are often instances in an election of signs being vandalized during an election and that bugs me enough. It is just uncalled for. But ripping apart a lawn sign is obnoxious. Cutting someone's brake line is dangerous.We only have one week left to go in this election. Let's hope the rest of it is played out safely and that the person or persons responsible for the Toronto attacks is caught and punished.