Surrey: The Outgoing Surrey mayor Doug McCallum’s trial on the charge of public mischief began today, two weeks after he suffered a defeat at the polls from Brenda Locke.
The trial began at 9:30am with a plea of not guilty by McCallum’s defence team by Richard Peck, QC. and three other lawyers.
Regional administrative judge for the Fraser Region Judge Robert Hamilton is presiding over the trial.
McCallum is facing charges with one count of public mischief as he was accused of lying about being struck by a car driven by a political opponent during an incident in the parking lot of a Save-On-Foods in September 2021.
He faced public mischief charges for allegedly making false statements to police with the intention of misleading the officers.
The 78-year-old McCallum is the 34th mayor of Surrey, British Columbia. McCallum was first elected to a seat on Surrey City Council in 1993.