ORANGEVILLE, Ont. - The court case of former Alberta Conservative MP Rahim Jaffer has been put over again - this time until Jan. 14.

Jaffer, who is married to federal Tory cabinet minister Helena Guergis, is facing cocaine possession and drunk driving charges.

He was arrested and charged in the village of Palgrave, Ont., east of Orangeville, in September.

Jaffer's lawyer Howard Rubel says he expects to be able to set a trial date in the near future.

Jaffer, who is 37, was MP for the riding of Edmonton-Strathcona from 1997 until he was defeated in last year's election.

During the campaign, Jaffer approved radio ads which supported drug-free schools and getting tough with drug dealers.