Enrico Ciccone is the incumbent Liberal MP for Marquette riding.
Incumbent Liberal MP for Marquette, Enrico Ciccone, said he was shocked by the theft of equipment, including computers and filing cabinets, from his constituency office in Lachine.
Arriving Wednesday morning at the premises of the Liberal candidate, employees found that a party wall had been broken down and that the drawers had been emptied of their contents. In addition to computers and documents, the criminals stole several objects, including the petty cash containing checks.
There may be files that are confidential, explained Mr. Ciccone. I feel really helpless and I have a lot of pain, he let go.
A county office is the home of citizens. It should be untouchable, he added. The incumbent for Marquette said he takes “full responsibility” if the confidentiality of the stolen documents is compromised.
The Sûreté du Québec has confirmed that it has had the mandate to open an investigation to shed light on this event.
A banner from the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal restricts access to the constituency office of Enrico Ciccone.
Added to this intrusion are threats that the candidate says he received as recently as last week. What becomes overwhelming is that it hurts a lot on our plate, said the one who acts as spokesperson for the official opposition in the fight against intimidation in the National Assembly.
PLQ leader Dominique Anglade said she spoke to the Liberal candidate and offered her support. Violence, threats and intimidation have no place in our society, she denounced on Twitter.
Ms. Anglade, who claims not to have been targeted by threats, pointed out that the liberal candidate Marwah Rizqy had been the target. This is very disturbing, she commented, before adding that the issue of increased security around elected officials should be raised.
It' x27;is unacceptable, said outgoing Premier François Legault, deploring in the same breath the events at Mr. Ciccone's riding office and the vandalized election signs.
Concerned, the leader of the Parti Québécois, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, called for respect for the rules and for the people during the election period.
Since the beginning of the campaign, the Sûreté du Québec has reinforced the security system around party leaders due to the increase in threats made to elected officials.