Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew was attacked in a botched attempt to steal his cellphone, according to the French-language all-news channel LCN.
Pettigrew was attacked Wednesday night as he entered a subway station in the city's west end while talking on his phone.
He was not accompanied by his body guard at the time.
A 19-year-old man intervened to help Pettigrew, who suffered minor injuries to his nose and mouth, LCN said.
Where was Bruno, anyway? Is he no longer providing his special services to the minister? Does Bruno suspect that Pierre will soon no longer be able to provide him as many opportunities for overseas travel?