04/20/2013 03:38 EDT | Updated 06/20/2013 05:12 EDT

Okanagan politician critical of election 'sign pollution'

A Conservative candidate in the Okanagan wants to limit the use of campaign signs in his riding of Vernon-Monashee.

Scott Anderson said too many signs lining local boulevards and littering lawns can amount to sign pollution.

"Name recognition is important, but we don't see the point of putting 15 signs in a row," said Anderson, who is limiting his sign use in his election campaign.

"I don't think it's a necessary thing to try to give the impression of support by simply putting signs on boulevards."

Eric Foster, the local Liberal incumbent, says he agrees but not NDP candidate Mark Olsen.

"I don’t think it's pollution for one thing... it's a way of communicating," he said. "People want to know who is running and know what the names are and I think it serves its purpose."