A Canadian fashion mogul facing sex trafficking and racketeering charges in the United States will remain in jail pending his trial.

Yesterday a judge in Winnipeg ruled against Peter Nygard's appeal of an earlier decision that denied him bail.

Nygard was arrested in December under the Extradition Act and faces nine counts in the Southern District of New York.

Authorities there accuse the 79-year-old of using his influence in the fashion industry to lure women and girls with the promise of modelling and other financial opportunities.