Two men indicted after allegedly tearing down Liberal candidate’s election signs in Brampton

Two people have been charged after allegedly tearing down the election signs of a Liberal candidate in Brampton.

The incidents took place on a residential street in Brampton West last week and were caught on camera.

Video provided to CTV News by the Ontario Liberal Party appears to show a man ripping an election sign from a lawn and running away with half of it after it was torn apart.

Another video shows a man exiting a white van before approaching a wooden gate, where a campaign sign is attached. He can then be seen removing the board and returning it to his van.

The damaged plates belonged to Rimmy Jhajj, who was walking in the equestrian center.

The van in the video bears the logo and name of Camp Forming Inc., a foundation contractor based in Vaughan. After the videos surfaced, the company said they would investigate as they did not approve of the behavior.

Hours later, the company said it had fired the two employees allegedly involved in the incident and handed it over to police.

Peel police said on Saturday that a 25-year-old man from Mississauga and a 23-year-old man from Brampton were charged with theft under $5,000 and mischief under $5,000.

They have been released and will appear in court at a later date.

After handing the two men over to the police, Christina Campoli, the vice president of Camp Forming, visited Jhajj’s office and apologized for the actions of her associates.

“I really appreciate that she has come out to apologize and most of all to take the names to the police,” Jhajj told CTV News Toronto.

“Hopefully it will help us resolve this issue, and again, I hope we can all move forward in a respectful manner.”

– with files from Cristina Tenaglia

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