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Trial dates set for Ed John

(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.

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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.

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