With the Governor General of Canada’s authorization for issuing the writs today for the 2019 federal election, signs for the federal election are now permitted on public property – effective immediately.
The full regulations for election signs on public property in the City of Ottawa are set out in the Signs on City Roads By-law. Signs on public property cannot be placed along highways or in a median and must be at least 50 centimetres from a sidewalk. In areas with no sidewalks, signs must be at least two metres from the roadway or, if the roadway has a shoulder, at least 50 centimetres from the edge of the shoulder.
Signs on both private and public properties must be removed 48 hours after election day.