Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 9 a.m.
Campaign sign arson
Someone decided to burn some of the campaign signs set up in Alfred for Pierre Leroux, the Liberal candidate for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell in the June 7 provincial election.
“It is what it is,” said Leroux, during a phone interview. “It’s a surprise, yes, but I’m not as surprised given the past events.”
Leroux referred to the theft early in May of several of his campaign signs in the Russell Township area. That case is still under OPP investigation.
The latest physical attack on the Liberal campaign in the GPR occurred sometime between Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26 in the Village of Alfred. One of the large 4x8 campaign signs was partly burned and a number of other smaller lawn signs were piled up ready for burning when the unknown vandals fled as local fire fighters arrived in response to a call about the fire.
The incident was reported to the OPP detachment in Hawkesbury as Alfred falls under its jurisdiction.