Freedom of Expression in Condos - Political Signage and Flags


Robin Sears, senior partner at the Toronto public affairs firm Navigator Ltd. and a former NDP strategist, feels that it is ones democratic right to display campaign signs, regardless of whether there are any restrictions in a condominium's Declaration or rules. In, last Thursday's Toronto Star article, Sears states "Sadly, some landlords and some condo associations still use a combination of municipal bylaws and community rules to frustrate local campaigns."

We have seen this issue being raised before when owners wish to erect not just signage but flags of different nationalities, including the Canadian Flag. Many Canadians are now feeling that it is more important than ever to support their country in light of today’s political climate and showing support, often means displaying flags, banners or other such “patriotic” symbols.

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