Blogger asks court to allow appeal of his conviction
A court of Queen's Bench judge has reserved her decision on whether to allow an appeal launched by Fredericton's controversial blogger. Charles LeBlanc is representing himself. He wants the court to overturn his conviction on a charge of causing a disturbance. In January he pled guilty to the charge, admitting he caused the disturbance while protesting in front of the city police station last September with a blow horn. LeBlanc told Justice Judy Clendening he wasn't in the right frame of mind when he entered the plea, suggesting he was pressured by a police officer. He was sentenced to probation which included 20 hours of community service. Clendening says she'll review the information presented to her and issue a written decision.