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Claire LeBel aide confronted by 2 men Monday night

10/08/2013 08:39 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
Radio-Canada is reporting that Reny Gagnon, a political attaché for Laval mayoral candidate Claire LeBel, was confronted and roughed up on the side of the highway by two men Monday night.

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According to Radio-Canada, the incident happened after Gagnon left work for the day. He got a flat tire and took the next exit to check it out. He was then intercepted by two cars.

Radio-Canada reports that two men got out of the car and assaulted Gagnon.

Provincial police say they received a complaint about an incident that happened on Highway 40 last night, but would not confirm the nature of that complaint.

Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Benoit Richard said police will be investigating.

Yesterday, LeBel said she had received an offer from former mayor Gilles Vaillancourt to help her campaign. She recorded a conversation with him and released it to the media yesterday.

The former mayor of Laval is facing multiple charges including gangsterism, fraud and corruption.

LeBel is expected to speak to the media at 10 a.m.

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