Stephen Maher of the National Post is reporting that Michael Sona is abandoning his conviction appeal and instead focussing on his sentence appeal only.
“We’ve decided only to pursue the sentence appeal, and will argue that the sentence is unnecessarily harsh,” he said in an email.
In August of 2014, Michael Sona was convicted of preventing or endeavouring to prevent an elector from voting at the federal election held on May 2, 2011. He was sentenced in October, 2014 to nine months of custody.
He appealed his conviction and sentence and applied for bail pending his appeal. Mr. Sona was granted bail pending his appeal in November of 2014.
Michael Sona has now abandoned his conviction appeal, but will still appeal on the basis that the sentence is too harsh given his circumstances.