A witness at the B.C. Rail corruption trial yesterday described to jurors the potential fallout if confidential documents had fallen into the hands of one of the bidders.

“It contaminates the process and clearly, potentially destroys the integrity of the process,” said witness Brian Kenning, a former director of B.C. Rail.

Kenning was testifying at the trial of former provincial employees Dave Basi and Bobby Virk, who are accused of trading private government information in exchange for cash, meals and NFL tickets.

The trial resumed in B.C. Supreme Court yesterday following a two-month summer break, as jurors were handed a binder of documents.