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Michael Bryant: “I don’t know what the future holds”

Cleared of all charges, doesn’t rule out political future


After a public altercation left a bicycle courier dead on the side of Toronto’s Bloor Street West, it seemed that former Ontario cabinet minister Michael Bryant’s political future was over for good. He stepped out of the limelight, and took a quieter job at a Toronto law firm. But with charges against him recently dropped, Bryant might be reconsidering. At a press conference on Tuesday, Bryant was asked if he was considering another run for public office. His response: “To be honest, I haven’t really thought about much other than getting through this experience.” But Bryant conceded: “I don’t know what the future holds.” Some say that in the political world, that kind of evasiveness is as good as a “Yes, please!” The mere fact that he called a press conference, says University of Toronto professor Nelson Wiseman, is sign enough that Bryant is “courting attention in some sort of publicly visible way.” “To me,” Wiseman added, “that’s a political act.”

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