Gerry Lougheed was charged in September with one count of counselling an offence not committed and one count of unlawfully influencing or negotiating appointments.
Lougheed is accused of offering a would-be Liberal candidate for a byelection last year a job or appointment to step aside for Premier Kathleen Wynne's preferred candidate.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne hugs Liberal Glenn Thibeault after his byelection win in Sudbury. (Photo: Thomas Duncan/CP)
He maintains he is innocent.
The case was in court in Sudbury today, where a three-week block was set aside starting July 4 for trial, but lawyers will determine at the next court appearance on March 31 whether that will be for a preliminary inquiry or the full trial.
Lougheed, who has so far been represented in court by his lawyer, will be required to make an appearance May 10 for a confirmation hearing. (CJMX)
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