Two elected caquistes of the Eastern Townships threatened

Two elected members of the Eastern Townships under threat


Outgoing Caquiste deputies from Estrie and Centre-du-Québec benefit from the protection of the Sûreté du Québec because of acts of intimidation or threats against them.&nbsp ;

That of Arthabaska, Éric Lefebvre, was visited last week by opponents of sanitary measures at his residence. 

For his part, the outgoing deputy of 'Orford, Gilles Bélanger, was recently the victim of acts of intimidation. Mr. Bélanger had also received a visit from participants in the “freedom convoy” in January, before their departure for Ottawa. 

“They came to our house before going to Ottawa. So, I sympathize with Eric. It is unacceptable,” he claimed in an interview with TVA Nouvelles. 

In order not to interfere with the investigation, Gilles Bélanger gave no further details on these events.  

“My colleague Geneviève Guilbault, who works with the Sûreté du Québec, is aware of the case. So they took it in hand. They work in collaboration with the Memphremagog police. Me, I'm safe, I'm confident, it's been fine for a few days. There, there is no concern, ”he added.

His fears go far beyond the vandalized election posters, on which we find degrading drawings or mustaches to recall the reign of Hitler. 

Signs of the CAQ candidate in Sherbrooke, Caroline St-Hilaire, were also the object of misdeeds. 

The giant poster of the candidate with François Legault at the corner of the boulevards of Portland and Jacques-Cartier was cut out from the first days of the campaign. 

The smallest posters of the candidate downtown disappear in the middle of the night. 

In the eyes of the former mayor of Longueuil, they are unacceptable acts of intimidation regardless of the candidate or the party. 

Since the start of the election campaign, the Sûreté du Québec says it has arrested 15 people for threats or misdeeds against the candidates.&nbsp ;

For security reasons, the provincial police does not specify how many outgoing elected officials are subject to pro police protection.