We'll be seeing a whole lot of our political leaders and would-be leaders around town for at least the next 33 days.
Election signs are sprouting like mushrooms, complete with faces, colours and slogans. But some political types wonder whether the signs are any good... or of any use.
Some politics wonks wonder at whether they communicate anything at all.
And most agree that the less there is on a sign the better.
Fewer words and less clutter let casual passers by retain the name and party of a candidate.
Overcrowding a sign has been described as a particular problem in Quebec.
This year, party slogans range from Quebec solidaire's one word -"Agir" - to the Parti Quebecois' eight - "Plus prospere, plus fort, plus indépendant, plus acceuillant."
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