I really don’t want to bring a constitutional challenge to a new bylaw recently voted on by Brampton city council and mayor Patrick Brown. But the bylaw is so obviously unconstitutional that we have to.
We’ve written to Brampton council asking them to back down, but they voted on the bylaw anyway.
The bylaw prohibits all election signs from being displayed outside, including on your own lawn. So if there is a federal election, residents of Brampton can’t display election signs. This conflicts with a long line of cases and tramples on the right of Brampton voters to express their preferences when it matters most – during an election.
We have retained a lawyer and we are working with some Brampton residents on this challenge.