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Convicted Ex-Tory Staffer Out On Bail

TORONTO - Michael Sona, the former Conservative staffer convicted last month in the 2011 robocalls scandal, has been granted bail pending an appeal of his conviction and sentence.Crown lawyer Nick Dev...
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Sona Sentenced To 9 Months In Jail

GUELPH, Ont. - 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 violati...
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Why Sona Conviction Is No Win For Tories

So, here’s the difficulty with the “single bad apple” defence, in all its iterations: As time runs on, the rotten fruit starts to pile up. And all those singles begin to look like a collection. This i...
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GUILTY

GUELPH, Ont. - Michael Sona fell victim to his own "apparent arrogance and self-importance," a judge said Thursday as he convicted the former Conservative staffer of using automated phone calls to mis...
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Is He 'Pierre Poutine'?

A Guelph, Ont., judge is set to answer the question to which many voters thought they wouldn't get an answer: Was 25-year-old Michael Sona part of the plot to mislead the city's voters in 20...
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Key Dates In The Robocalls Scandal

OTTAWA - A chronology of the robocalls scandal:March 26, 2011: Campaigning begins for the May 2 federal election. During the campaign, the commissioner of Canada elections gets about 100 complaints ab...
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Robocalls Immunity Deal Struck

A key player in the 2011 Guelph robocalls scandal is getting immunity from prosecution in the Elections Canada investigation into misleading calls in the last federal election, CBC News has learned....