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Former Conservative MP to face tax evasion trial in October

Last Updated Feb 12, 2021 at 12:43 pm MDT

Conservative MP Rob Anders rises in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Wednesday September 26, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

CALGARY – A two-week trial has been scheduled in the tax evasion case of former Conservative member of Parliament Rob Anders.

His lawyer appeared in Calgary court to enter not guilty pleas on his behalf.

The trial is to start Oct. 25.

Anders faces five charges, including tax evasion, some of which date back to his time in politics.

Anders was elected as a Reform MP in 1997 and went on to represent his Calgary riding until 2015.

Court documents show that tax authorities allege Anders failed to report more than $750,000 in net income over five years.