The only person convicted in the "robocalls" affair says an appeal court should reduce the nine-month jail sentence he received because he was caught up in a hyper-partisan “pressure-cooker political campaign.”
A group of voters in Guelph, Ont., has fired off a letter to Elections Canada to call for the agency to re-open an investigation into misleading robocalls in their riding on the day of the last federal election.
The Public Prosecution Service of Canada wants to challenge the nine-month sentence Michael Sona received for election fraud. A notice of appeal was filed today arguing that the sentence handed down to Sona was "demonstrably unfit and (failed) to reflect the gravity of the offence."
Michael Sona, the former Conservative staffer convicted in the 2011 robocalls scandal, will have to spend another few days in jail before learning if he'll be granted bail pending an appeal of his conviction.
Interfering with a citizen's right to vote merits real jail time, an Ontario judge declared Wednesday as he made Michael Sona the first person ever to spend time behind bars for violating the Canada Elections Act.