Guelph Conservative candidate Marty Burke with Michael Sona in 2011The Huffington Post is reporting that former Conservative staffer Michael Sona has been charged, by Elections Canada, in relation to the Guelph robocall scandal:
Elections Canada would not confirm the exact charge, detailed Tuesday in a provincial court filing in Guelph, Ont., but HuffPost has learned he is charged under section 491.3(d) of the Canada Elections Act, which relates to willfully preventing or endeavouring to prevent an elector from voting. The date of the alleged offence is April 30, 2011 -- two days before the last federal election day.
Sources say the charges relate to phone calls made to voters during the election. A court staffer confirmed a charge was filed against Sona Tuesday.
The article notes that Sona is expected to appear in court on May 3.
In 2011, Sona was the director of communications for Conservative candidate Marty Burke in the riding of Guelph, Ontario where it'sRead More »from Ex-Conservative staffer Michael Sona charged for his role in robocall affair