Today Premier Kathleen Wynne is going to take the stand in a Sudbury courtroom to testify in a bribery trial involving a former top adviser and a Liberal fundraiser. Both Pat Sorbara and Gerry Lougheed have pleaded not guilty to Election Act charges. They are accused of offering would-be candidate Andrew Olivier a job or an appointment to get him to step aside for Wynne’s preferred candidate, now energy minister Glenn Thibeault in a 2015 byelection. Wynne herself doesn’t actually face any charges in this trial. However her testimony will provide an interesting look into the inner-workings of the Ontario Liberal Party, under oath.
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