A bail hearing in Winnipeg has been adjourned until January 19 for 79-year-old Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard.

He was arrested in the city last month and faces extradition to the U-S where he has been charged with using his influence to lure women and girls for sex.

Nygard's lawyer told court on Wednesday that he's concerned about the health of his client, who denies the allegations.

He also argued Nygard is not a flight risk, but federal government lawyers say he has a history of not showing up to court and has the means to flee.