2 men accused of allegedly taking down liberal candidate’s election posters in Brampton

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

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

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

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

The damaged signs belonged to Rimmy Jhajj, racing on horseback.

The van seen in the video has the logo and name of Camp Forming Inc., a foundation contractor based in Vaughan. 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 handed them over to the police.

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

They have been released and are expected to appear in court at a later date.

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

“I really appreciate her apologizing and especially bringing the names to the police,” Jhajj told CTV News Toronto.

“We hope this helps us resolve this issue, and again, I hope we can all move forward in a respectful manner.”

– with archives by Cristina Tenaglia

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