Does Doug Holyday believe the rules don’t apply to him?

The following message is from the Peter Milczyn Campaign website:

Holyday Campaign Caught Breaking City Rules – Again

(Etobicoke) PC Candidate Doug Holyday has been caught again abusing his role as Rob Ford’s deputy mayor to help his provincial by-election campaign – this time by campaigning on a TTC platform in clear violation of City of Toronto rules.

“Doug Holyday is showing complete disregard for the rules and using City resources as though they were his,” said Peter Milczyn.  “Abuse of taxpayers’ money and city property is the very thing that Doug Holyday and the Ford brothers were supposed to clean up, and we see Doug Holyday misusing City garbage trucks and now TTC property.”

“Does Doug Holyday believe the rules don’t apply to him?” asked Milczyn.

The City of Toronto has a strict policy against filming or photographing in the subway without a permit, as well as a prohibition on electioneering on property.  The TTC By-Law states:

3.16 No person shall:

(a) display, offer, distribute or place handbills, signs, notices or any form of written or printed matter on or in TTC property without authorization.

(b) shall sell or attempt to sell any merchandise, article or other thing or solicit members of the public for any purpose on TTC property without authorization.

(c) Subsections (a) and (b) do not apply to any person or corporation operating an undertaking, occupation or business on TTC property pursuant to an agreement with the TTC.

3.17 No person shall operate any camera, video recording device, movie camera or any similar device for commercial purposes upon the transit system without authorization.

Peter Milczyn has already made a formal complaint about the improper use of a City garbage truck at a previous Holyday campaign event, including potential violations of Elections finances rules.  An official complaint has been filed with Elections Ontario.

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Contact:

Sarah McMaster

Peter Milczyn Campaign

(416) 573-1161

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