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Charest Family Tombstone Vandalized

08/21/2012 12:57 EDT | Updated 10/21/2012 05:12 EDT
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Quebec Premier Jean Charest attends a meeting at the International Economic Forum of the Americas in Montreal, Monday, June 11, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)
SHERBROOKE, - A tombstone belonging to the family of Premier Jean Charest is among several to have been vandalized in a Sherbrooke, Que., cemetery.

A police spokesman says the vandalism at the Saint-Roch cemetery occurred over several days in mid-August.

Martin Carrier says that, for now, no link has been established with the current Quebec election campaign or Charest's Liberal party.

Charest is seeking re-election in the Sherbrooke riding and one recent poll had him badly trailing the Parti Quebecois candidate.

Police say seven tombstones in the cemetery were damaged, crosses on the stone markers were broken and flowers were overturned.

They are seeking public assistance to find those responsible.

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