2 men charged after allegedly tearing down Liberal candidate’s election posters in Brampton

Two people have been charged after allegedly toppling the election posters of a Liberal candidate in Brampton.

The incidents occurred last week on a residential street in the Brampton West Riding and were caught on camera.

Video provided to CTV News by the Ontario Liberal Party appears to show a man ripping an election billboard off a lawn and walking away with half of it after it tore up.

In another video, a man is seen getting out of a white van before approaching a wooden fence, where a campaign banner is attached. He can then be seen removing the sign and leading it back to his truck.

The damaged posters belonged to Rimmy Jhajj, running the horse.

The truck seen in the video bears the logo and name of Camp Forming Inc., a Vaughan-based foundation contractor. After the videos surfaced, the company said it would investigate as it does not condone the behavior.

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

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

They were released and are scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

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

“I really appreciate that he came out to apologize and especially that he turned the names over to the police,” Jhajj told CTV News Toronto.

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

– with archives of Cristina Tenaglia

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