28 Seconds: A True Story of Addiction, Tragedy, and Hope

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Penguin, Aug 21, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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A night that began with a dinner to celebrate his eleventh 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 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.

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This is the story of a very arrogant and egotistical former politician who becomes involved in the accidental death of a bicycle courier in Toronto. Michael Bryant's story is very well told. His life ... Read full review


TWO Made in B C
THREE Law Love Luck
FOUR To the Palace
FIVE Comfortably Scrummed
SIX Last Call
SEVEN TwentyEight Seconds
EIGHT The Cell
ELEVEN My Elder His Widow
THIRTEEN Uncomfortably Numb
FOURTEEN Attorney General v Michael Bryant
FIFTEEN Darcy Allan Sheppard 19752009
Criminal Justice Reforms
SEVENTEEN Paying for
My Brother
NINETEEN Home Unalone

NINE Stretcher Bearers
Marie Henein

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Michael Bryant is a former Ontario Cabinet Minister, former Attorney General, and 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 lives with his two children in Toronto.

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