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Live Blog: Byelection bribery trial back in action today

Political affairs reporter Darren MacDonald will be live-tweeting from the courtroom
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)

The Sudbury byelection bribery trial restarts today in a downtown courtroom.

It is expected the defence will be pushing for a speedy conclusion to the case.

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. 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.