Saturday, December 05, 2009

Michael Bryant, Former Ontario AG, Joins Ogilvy Renault

Via Canadian Press:

Former political star Michael Bryant is back at work, quietly acting as a senior adviser for a top law firm in Toronto.

The former attorney general, who is facing criminal charges stemming from an accident with a cyclist in August, started this week with Ogilvy Renault and is working with the firm's energy law team.

"Our view is Michael has the depth, has the expertise that he understands issues, which are particular to the energy sector of infrastructure spending and we believe he can bring a lot of value," said John West, a senior partner at the firm.

..."We feel very strongly that Michael is entitled to a presumption of innocence," said West, adding he did not want to "pre-judge" the difficult circumstances Bryant is facing.

"He should not be treated to a lesser standard than anyone else would be."

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