A conservative volunteer threatened with death

Conservative volunteer under threat of death

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A volunteer who put up posters for the candidate of the Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ) in Rosemont was allegedly assaulted and threatened with death by a 49-year-old man on the night of Saturday to Sunday.

“He told me that they would meet me and my family in a ditch by the side of the road. I haven't slept all night. I'm really scared to go out, I'm scared for my children, ”says the 43-year-old volunteer still in shock.

For security reasons, he asked to remain anonymous .

A few hours before the official launch of the election campaign, between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., the father of the family hung signs on rue Masson, in Rosemont, in Montreal, for the candidate of the PCQ, Marie-France Lemay .

“A man arrived and started to want to remove the signs. I told him to stop and that's when he started to be aggressive towards me, “he says on the phone.

According to him, the alleged attacker seemed to hold something in his hands letting him think he could be carrying a knife. However, it should not have seen a blade.

“As he was coming towards me, I was trying to push him away with my stepladder so that he wouldn't approach me,” he adds, adding that he called the police as soon as he heard the threats.

Arrested

The Montreal Police Department has confirmed that a suspect was arrested at the scene.

“ A 49-year-old man was arrested and then released on promises to appear with conditions,” said spokeswoman Véronique Comtois. However, the agent was unable to indicate the conditions.

Joined on Sunday by Le Journal, the PCQ candidate deplores this attack.

“Whether it's the Liberal Party, Québec solidaire or us, we should all have the opportunity to campaign without feeling threatened,” denounced Marie-France Lemay.

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