Drama level high for bribery trial

Eyes across the province will turn to Sudbury and the 2015 byelection scandal once again Thursday, when the bribery trial begins for a pair of Liberal operatives, local businessman Gerry Lougheed Jr. and Premier Kathleen Wynne’s former chief of staff Pat Sorbara.

While the Liberal governments of Wynne and her predecessor Dalton McGuinty have endured scandal before, this time the premier herself is to testify in the Sudbury trial, along with Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault, now the minister of energy.