OTTAWA – Sen. Patrick Brazeau was being treated in hospital Tuesday after being found seriously injured in his Mayo, Quebec home.
The Quebec provincial police confirmed early Tuesday that they attended a scene in Mayo, northeast of Gatineau, on Monday night to assist paramedics who had been called to a home.
Hull Hospital spokeswoman Geneviève Côté said Brazeau had been admitted at around 1 a.m. and underwent successful surgery, but wouldn’t comment on his injuries. He is still in hospital, she said, and in critical but stable condition. The family has asked that their privacy be respected during his treatment.
Brazeau’s lawyer, Christian Deslauriers, also confirmed to Global News that Brazeau is in hospital. But he said he’s not sure what condition his client is in.
“What happened or what state he’s in, I can’t confirm,” Deslauriers said. “I was told he cannot talk.”
Deslauriers said he was supposed to talk to Brazeau today about his upcoming fraud trial. He said Brazeau seemed in good spirits lately, having just had a sexual assault charge dropped.
“I had no reason to believe anything was wrong,” he said.
Police have said they don’t believe there was any criminal activity linked to the incident at Brazeau’s home.
Last year, Brazeau was granted an unconditional discharge after pleading guilty to assault and cocaine charges in September.
Brazeau’s suspension from the Senate was lifted when Parliament was dissolved for the federal election last summer. He has previously said he wished to return to the Senate.