Topless swimmer turned down by Supreme Court

The woman who swam topless at an outdoor pool in Regina will not get a chance to argue her case before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Evangeline Godron was convicted of mischief in 1999, and had asked for leave to appeal that conviction. On Thursday, the Supreme Court turned her down.

Godron was hoping to argue that rules about women not being topless in public are wrong. However, the court ruled that her cases had never focussed specifically on that issue.

The 67-year-old grandmother was charged with mischief because her refusal to wear the top half of her bathing suit caused a disturbance at the pool.

Godron spent a few days in jail because of her actions, and no longer lives in Saskatchewan.