Are campaign signs overrated?

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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  1. clint posted on 03/06/2014 08:44 AM
    Signage like this will go the way of the dinosaur....inefficient, ugly, wasteful, expensive, pollution....electronic display panels could be installed ..... merchants could pay to advertise....political parties could advertise....interactive with apps....oh yea this is Kweebeck....no forward thinking allowed...............Nevermind
  2. ric posted on 03/06/2014 09:40 AM
    Does anyone vote because of signs stapled to hydro poles? NO, I think it's just an ugly pollution. Who wants to see marois' face for the next month.
  3. Realist posted on 03/06/2014 02:44 PM
    I have to salute the Ministry of Truth, "plus acceuillant". I believe that "more welcoming" in this case means that the party of the pure laine quebecois will welcome anybody who is white.catholic, and has a mother tongue of French.

    These are realy loaded words that fire a shot across the bow of any "Others" out there who think that they have a place in this province.
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