|Nice House of Commons You Got Here
It'd Be a Shame if Something Happened to It
Dean del Mastro wants a do-over. Presumably it has something to do with being on the wrong side of the verdict in the four charges brought against him for campaign spending violations in the 2008 election.
His lawyers want the judge to backpeddle and declare a mistrial instead of going ahead and sentencing their client to the fines and possible jail time he deserves.
As far as Harper's former parliamentary secretary is concerned the court's ruling wasn't a verdict, just a matter of opinion.
Judge Lisa Cameron's ruling "was not a final decision," he said. "I've in no way broken any of the laws governing elections."
"I know what the truth is. That's her opinion. My opinion is quite different."