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Live Blog: Testimony from MPP Glenn Thibeault continues today in byelection bribery trial

Political affairs reporter Darren MacDonald will be live-tweeting from the courtroom
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The Elections Act bribery trial against Gerry Lougheed Jr., an influential local Liberal, and Patricia Sorbara, the former CEO of the Ontario Liberal Party, is being held in a courtroom inside the Ontario Government Building downtown. (File)

Week two of the the Elections Act bribery trial begins today in a downtown courtroom.

On Friday, former Greater Sudbury Mayor Marianne Matichuk takes the stand, as did Vince Borg, the past president of the OLP and co-chair of the candidate search committee.

Today, the trial continues with four Ontario Liberal Party officials on the stand. Tomorrow and Wednesday, energy minister and Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault takes the stand. The trial is expected to wrap up Wednesday

On trial for bribery — for allegedly offering inducements to Olivier to bow out of the 2015 byelection race in favour of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s preferred candidate, and eventual winner, Glenn Thibeault — are prominent local Liberal Gerry Lougheed Jr. and the former CEO of the Ontario Liberal Party, Patricia Sorbara.

Sudbury.com political affairs reporter Darren MacDonald is back in court again today. He will be live-tweeting all through the trial.

You can follow along with MacDonald here.  



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