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Trial dates set for Ed John

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(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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