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University of Guelph Senate candidate Hannah Derue’s posters were taken down on Tuesday without warning or notice, the candidate told The Avro Post.

Derue filed her nomination forms Monday evening after the school had closed, and the university confirmed her candidacy in the Guelph-Humber by-election just past 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

The candidate placed two 8.5 by 11 inch paper signs on each floor by the elevators, the maximum allowed campaign posters.

When Derue arrived on campus the following afternoon, however, she found that one poster was removed from the first floor and both from the second.

Student Services and the front door information desk, the entities charged with poster enforcement, were both able to confirm to Derue that they had no interest in removing Senate signs.

Derue replaced the three missing posters, this time writing in marker “nomination confirmed”.

But even one of the marked replaced posters on the first floor was taken down later in the day, Derue said.

The Avro Post was able to verify that the posters were taken down, but have not been made aware of who stole them.

The Guelph Senate by-election this fall is to fill a remaining seat out of four to represent the University of Guelph-Humber.

Follow coverage: Senate by-election

Hannah Derue, a fourth-year psychology student, and Kayla Terceira, are the only two students confirmed as nominated candidates. The nomination period ends on Friday.

More details to follow.

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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