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Michael Bryant book reading

Oct 24, 2012, 12:30pm-2pm

Michael Bryant, a former Ontario cabinet minister and former attorney general, will give a reading on his new book, 28 Seconds.

A Harvard-educated lawyer, Bryant is currently a principal at Ishkonigan, a consulting and mediation firm owned and operated by former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine. It assists indigenous communities, governments and the private sector to do business together. He also teaches at the University of Toronto.

Bryant's book looks at a night that began with a dinner to celebrate his 12th wedding anniversary ended in a jail cell for Michael Bryant. He was charged with dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing the death of cyclist Darcy Sheppard. Ironically, he had helped to write the legal test for the same charges sixteen years earlier.

Bryant, as Ontario's attorney general, was the man responsible for administering 500,000 criminal charges every year in that province. He now faced prosecution by the same justice system. The charges were eventually dropped, but nothing could undo what had happened to Sheppard—or Bryant.

To RSVP, click here and enter the Event Code: BRYANT.


Location:1003 Osgoode Hall Law School
Sponsor:Osgoode Hall Law School
Posted by:Jody-Ann
Web Sitehttp://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/research/rsvp
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