Election in Quebec: the Liberal Party says that the Montreal office of the candidate was robbed and vandalized – Montreal


The Liberal Party of Quebec claims that the constituency office of one of its Montreal candidates was broken into and vandalized.

The party says the alleged attackers broke through the wall of a nearby business into Enrico Ciccone’s office on Tuesday night.

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Quebec Liberal MP Enrico Ciccone, center, is congratulated by Quebec Liberal Opposition Leader Pierre Arcand, left, and applauded by Michel Bonsaint, Secretary General of the Legislative Assembly, after being sworn in as as a member of the Legislative Assembly, on Monday, October 15, 2018, in Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot.


It says the perpetrators stole laptops, broke into locked filing cabinets and caused significant property damage, adding that footage was taken from office security cameras.

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Ciccone, who has represented the riding of Marquette in West Montreal since 2018, said he has received death threats by phone in recent days, although it is not clear if the incidents are related.

The former NHL hockey player said in a statement that he was saddened by the attack and worried for his staff and the public.

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Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade denounced the incident in a social media post, saying violence, threats and intimidation should have no place in Quebec society.

Later, she told reporters that she did not personally receive any threats, but that another Liberal candidate, Marwah Rizqy, did.

« I can’t imagine the level of anxiety surrounding all of this, » she told reporters, noting that Rizqy was pregnant.

She says the violence raises the question of whether there needs to be more safety for campaigning politicians given the charged political climate.

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