New Meng extradition court dates set

Meng Wanzhou enters BC Supreme Court | File photo: Albert Van Santvoort

The Meng Wanzhou extradition hearings have set new court dates as a result of the defence’s application to introduce new evidence.

The formal hearings including the argument over the third branch of abuse of process (that the United States misled Canadian authorities in its characterization of Meng’s alleged fraud and money laundering) and final committal will last three weeks starting Aug. 3.

Meanwhile, the defence will get its chance to argue its case to introduce new evidence from Hong Kong courts regarding HSBC (the alleged victims of fraud in this case, according to U.S. authorities) on June 29 and 30.

There are also two case management hearings later this month and in July.

The case was originally scheduled to wrap up this month before Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes ruled that the defence should be allowed a three-month delay to consider the merits of new evidence from Hong Kong.