By Miriam Lafontaine | 6 May 2020
THE STAR — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said vandals setting fire to cellphone towers can face serious criminal charges.
“Vandalizing cellphone towers does nothing but threaten emergency services and impact the daily lives of Canadians across the country,” he wrote on Twitter. “These recent acts are serious criminal offences and carry severe penalties.”
It comes after at least four cellphone towers were set on fire in Quebec over the span of a few days.
A spokeswoman for the Town of Prevost, Que., where a Rogers-operated tower was hit Monday, said many residents have brought up unfounded conspiracy theories linking 5G technology to COVID-19 in recent weeks. […]