Swastika appears on B.C. Liberal campaign sign in North Vancouver

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      Every election, there are reports of candidates' signs being defaced.

      In North Vancouver–Lonsdale, it took the form of a swastika being painted on placard bearing the name of B.C. Liberal candidate Naomi Yamamoto.

      Yamamoto's parents were interned during the Second World War.

      Last night, she put out a tweet, saying the defaced sign is not her B.C.

      It resulted in a wave of sympathy from people of different political stripes.

      Yamamoto's former B.C. Liberal caucus colleague, Daryl Plecas, was the first to comment.

      "That is revolting and has absolutely no place in our province & communities," he wrote.

      B.C. still has no human rights commission

      Shortly after forming their first government in 2001, the B.C. Liberals eliminated the B.C. Human Rights Commission.

      Since then, there have been many calls, particularly from the South Asian community, to reinstate the commission so there's a public body dedicated to antiracism education.

      In the 2013 election, these calls fell on deaf ears as none of the major parties was willing to call for the restoration of the commission.

      However in the 2017 election campaign, the B.C. NDP has included this promise in its platform.