Of course even the Crown in this instance couldn't pretend to fall for such a scam and they had to prosecute Surkis but given the severity of the charges: all three -- possessing, accessing and distributing of child pornography -- each carrying a maximum penalty on conviction of 10 years in prison, the final outcome of the trial which included plea bargaining to drop the "distributing child pornography" charge was one that showed the powerful influence of the Jewish lobby when it comes to protecting one of their own.
Out of a total of possibly 30 years imprisonment for the three initial charges what did this former registered lobbyist and Quebec Regional Director of B'nai Brith Canada, board chairman for the Holocaust Memorial Museum and Academic Dean of John Abbott College for 22 years receive as punishment for his crimes?
Why a grand total of 45 days in jail to be served on weekends, the minimum sentencing allowed under the law!
Oy vey is all I can say!...
B'nai Brith, ADL, Child Porn, Regina and Arthur Topham