Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal from Dean Del Mastro

The Supreme Court of Canada said today that they will not hear an appeal from former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro to have his convictions overturned.

On October 31, 2014, Justice Lisa Cameron of the Ontario Court of Justice found Del Mastro guilty of violating the Canada Elections Act by overspending his elections limit and attempting to cover up the violation.

As a result of the convictions, Del Mastro resigned in a speech to the House of Commons on November 5, 2014.

Del Mastro was sentenced to a month in jail, four months house arrest, and 18 months probation.

Justice Cameron banned him from holding any public office while serving his conditional sentence, and from running federally for a period of five years.