Candidate for mayor in jail
As Quebec's municipal election campaigns head into their final week, one candidate for mayor in the town of Ange Gardien on the South Shore won't be able to do any last minute campaigning. He won't be able to vote either.
He is in jail.
Mario Leclerc is facing a raft of charges including uttering threats, indecent exposure, armed assault and dangerous driving.
The 34-year old had been out on bail, campaigning with the argument that previous experiences that knocked him off his life path would provide useful perspective should be be elected mayor. Then his bail was revoked.
The incumbent, who is seeking a fourth mandate, says he is just focused on staying alive for another week because if he dies, Leclerc will become mayor by default.