06/06/2016 00:20 EDT | Updated 06/06/2017 01:12 EDT

Jury selection begins today in the trial of man charged in Quebec election shooting

MONTREAL — Jury selection is set to begin today in Montreal in the trial of the man accused in a deadly 2012 shooting incident at the Parti Quebecois election headquarters.

Richard Henry Bain is charged in connection with the slaying of lighting technician Denis Blanchette outside a Montreal nightclub on Sept. 4, 2012.

The shooting occurred as then-Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois was toasting her party's election win.

Bain also faces other allegations, including two counts of attempted murder and several weapons-related charges.

The trial has been delayed numerous times, most recently in May for Bain to undergo surgery.

Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer was informed on Friday that Bain is ready to proceed with the trial.


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