The mayor of a Quebec City speaks out against the intimidation and asks the provincial police for help after a series of alleged criminal acts and property damage against local officials.
Saint-Joseph-du-Lac Mayor Benoit Proulx says there have been at least four incidents in the town of Lower Laurentians in the last two weeks.
Local police have launched investigations after two vehicles were set on fire since Friday, one owned by a municipal councilor and the other by the wife of the town’s director general.
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An investigation was also launched after the wife of another councilor lost a wheel while driving on a main road last week, and the bolts were allegedly replaced and loosened.
Proulx says he also received a threatening call a few weeks ago.
Municipal elections officially began on Friday across the province and Proulx is seeking a third term, but it is not clear who is behind the alleged events.
“Right now, it’s a bit like the Wild West,” Proulx said Monday.
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