Defence lawyers and Special Prosecutors will convene in open court on Wednesday September 30 at 9 a.m. for a pre-trial conference meeting with the new judge replacing Justice Elizabeth Bennett - Justice Anne MacKenzie.
The session will not likely last beyond one hour.
Then on Tuesday October 13 pre-trial motions resume at 10 a.m.
In other Basi-Virk news, Globe and Mail columnist Gary Mason threw out a few unsourced tid-bits of some interest on Thursday.
Most potentially interesting, Mason says: "Apparently, there are former government officials willing to testify that Mr. Kinsella was working for CN Rail at the same time he was working for BC Rail."
Mason also reports that: "The court now has a document that suggests Pilothouse officials received detailed information about the BC Rail sale from a cabinet meeting, which was not attended by Mr. Basi or Mr. Virk. We may soon learn the identity of the cabinet minister suspected to be the source of that information."
Lastly, Mason says that Forests Minister Pat Bell and Petroleum Resources Minister Blair Lekstrom will both be a focus in pre-trial hearings because they were in contact as backbench MLAs with Pilothouse Public Affairs during the BC Rail bid process.
Pilothouse lobbyists Erik Bornmann and Brian Kieran are both Crown witnesses against David Basi and Bob Virk, who they are alleged to have provided benefits in exchange for confidential government information. Only Basi and Virk face corruption charges.