The Canadian Constitution Foundation is pleased that Brampton City Council has voted to conduct public consultations on proposed unconstitutional amendments to the city’s Sign By-law. On November 28, 2022, Council voted on a resolution to amend the Sign By-law to only permit the display of election posters in windows or in windows on doors, with the restriction applying to private residential property. The by-law has not yet been enacted.
Following an announcement of planned litigation by the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Brampton City Council discussed the proposed by-law change during a closed session of the December 14 council meeting. The discussion was closed to the public because it dealt with litigation or potential litigation. Following the closed session, Brampton council passed a public motion directing staff to commence public consultations regarding the making of changes to the Sign By-law in relation to election signs and to report back to Council with recommendations.