Was this week's Laval assault story a hoax?
Laval mayoralty candidate Claire Le Bel's campaign director is stepping down — after suggestions he made up a story about being attacked.
Reny Gagnon claimed he was roughed up on the side of Highway 40 on Monday evening, while he was on the side of the road tending to a flat tire.
That was barely a few hours after Le Bel released the tape of a meeting she had with ex-Laval Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt.
Vaillancourt had apparently offered to finance Le Bel's campaign — help that Le Bel refused.
The Journal de Montreal reports the SQ is investigating whether it was all a hoax and is considering mischief charges — something the SQ is refusing to confirm.
Gagnon says he's quitting to avoid being a distraction for Le Bel during her campaign for mayor of Laval.