259.7. 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 by means of a device that may damage or leave permanent marks on the pole;
(4) the poster must not obstruct any identification plate on the pole.
Moreover, no 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 and, except in an emergency, after advising the candidate or, where applicable, the authorized party, remove any election poster from a pole.
1998, c. 52, s. 57; 1999, c. 15, s. 8; 2001, c. 72, s. 22.