(from the files of Brendan Pawliw MyPGNow staff)
Prominent Indigenous leader Edward John will be back in court next summer.
The BC Prosecution Service confirmed today (Monday), his four-day jury trial will begin the week of July 25th.
John has been ordered to stand trial in relation to a series of historical sex charges against him, where he pleaded not guilty last July.
He has been accused of and charged with offenses, which reportedly occurred in the PG-area dating back to 1974.
The 71-year-old was appointed to the B.C. cabinet as minister for children and families in November 2000, a position he held until June 2001.
The trial will take place at PG Supreme Court.