285.7. Election posters placed on public utility poles must meet the following conditions :
(1) the highest part of the poster must not be more than five metres above ground ;
(2) the poster must not have any metal or wood frame ;
(3) the poster must not be affixed with nails or metal fasteners or with any support that could cause damage to or leave permanent marks on the pole ;
(4) the poster must not obstruct any identification plate on the pole.
Moreover, no election banner, streamer or flag may be affixed to a public utility pole.
Workers who maintain public utility poles may, if they consider it necessary for the purposes of the work to be done, remove any election poster from a pole. Except in an emergency, they shall first notify, as the case may be, the candidate or the authorized party concerned or the private intervenor referred to in Division VIII.1 of Chapter XIII responsible for the poster.
1999, c. 25, s. 26; 2002, c. 37, s. 176.