I always thought Tony Rosato was horribly unfunny when he was on SCTV, and took at as an emblem of just how far Saturday Night Live had fallen in the early 1980s when he was enlisted to join the cast of that august show (along with the equally unentertaining SCTV alumna Robin Duke) rather than one of its A-listers, like Eugene Levy or Andrea Martin.
But geez, that's hardly a reason to send throw the guy in prison for two years without even a trial. (By the way, the fact that the writer of that article could say "Industry buzz pegged him as the next John Belushi" indicates that he or she never saw Rosato perform. Industry buzz never even pegged Tony Rosato as the next Jim Belushi.) What does Canada think it is, George Bush's America?
(Thanks to Mark Evanier's invaluable blog newsfromme.com for tipping OPC off to this story.)