On August 31, 2009, former attorney general for Ontario, Michael Bryant, killed cyclist Darcy Allan Sheppard in one of the most violent and horrific cases of road rage in Toronto’s history.
The attack and killing were captured by surveilance video and witnessed by many who were willing to share their accounts. A special prosecutor, Richard Peck, with ties to the liberal party and a propensity to avoid prosecuting those in powerful positions or law enforcement worked with the defense team to document and publish Mr. Bryant’s version of the events.
Even though the prosecutor had a history of refusing to take these types of cases to trial it still came as a shock to Ontarians when he refused to prosecute his fellow BC born, boxing politican and lawyer.
Since then Mr. Bryant has announced a publishing deal to repeat his version of the events in book form and has sought out every opportunity to appear before the cameras. Not once has he taken any responsibility for a death caused by his deliberate and reckless actions.
On March 29, 2012, Michael Bryant, champion of the 1%, will once again seek the spotlight. He will be speaking at the Royal Ontario Museum, RBC Foundation Glass Room discussing policy options for the Liberal Party of Canada followed by an opportunity to mingle and have drinks at the exclusive Bedford Academy, 36 Prince Arthur Avenue.
There is a call to protest Michael Bryant’s appearance here.
Meet at the ROM at 5pm on March 29.