|Michael J. Bryant|
|Assumed office |
June 3, 1999
|Preceded by||New district|
Victoria, British Columbia
|Cabinet||Minister of Aboriginal Affairs|
Government House Leader
Michael J. A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. This article refers to the Canadian electoral district for other uses see Saint Paul (disambiguation, Cathedral of Saint Paul, St Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. Victoria (vɪkˈtɔɹiə is the capital city of British Columbia. British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C The Ontario Liberal Party is a Centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. The Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs is the Government of Ontario ministry responsible for issues relating to aboriginal Ontarians. The Ontario Government House Leader is the provincial Cabinet minister responsible for planning and managing the government's legislative program in the Legislative Assembly Bryant (born 1966 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. Victoria (vɪkˈtɔɹiə is the capital city of British Columbia. British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C A politician (from Greek " Polis " is an individual who is involved in influencing public decision making through the influence of Politics or a person Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page He is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of St. Paul's for the Ontario Liberal Party, and is the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Government House Leader in the government of Dalton McGuinty. See also Politics of Ontario The Legislative Assembly of Ontario (also known as Ontario Legislative Assembly or OntLA) is the Legislature This article refers to the Canadian electoral district for other uses see Saint Paul (disambiguation, Cathedral of Saint Paul, St The Ontario Liberal Party is a Centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. The Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs is the Government of Ontario ministry responsible for issues relating to aboriginal Ontarians. Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr MPP (born July 19, 1955, in Ottawa Ontario) is a Canadian lawyer and politician
Bryant received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 1988, and a Master's Degree from the same institution in 1989. The University of British Columbia ( UBC) is a Canadian public research University with campuses near Vancouver and in Kelowna Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) While an undergraduate, he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Sigma Chi ( ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male college Greek-letter social fraternities and a Secret society. He graduated as in 1992 from Osgoode Hall Law School with an LL.B. and was the Silver Medalist of his year. See also Osgoode Hall for the downtown Toronto building that originally housed the law school Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, is The Bachelor of Laws (abbreviated LLB, LLB or rarely LlB) is an undergraduate or bachelor degree in law offered in most Common law He then earned an LL.M. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1994. The Master of Laws is an advanced Academic degree, or research degree and is commonly abbreviated LL Harvard Law School (also known as Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional Graduate schools of Harvard University. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) Bryant is a Fulbright Fellow. The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright-Hays Program, is a program of grants for international educational exchange for scholars educators graduate He clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada in 1992-93, and was later a lawyer at the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City, as well as lecturing in law at King's College at the University of London in England, and practicing litigation at McCarthy Tétrault. The Supreme Court of Canada ( French: Cour suprême du Canada) is the highest court of Canada and is the final court of appeal in the Canadian Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, an international Law firm headquartered in New York, is one of the world's most profitable and prestigious law firms The City of New York King's College London is a British Higher education institution and co-founding constituent college of the federal University of London. The University of London is a university based primarily in London, England, UK. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland McCarthy Tétrault LLP is a full-service Canadian national Law firm with a significant presence in all major financial centres across the country In 1997, he became an Adjunct Professor in International Law at the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Political science is a branch of Social sciences that deals with the theory and practice of Politics and the description and analysis of Political systems This article is about the University of Toronto's St George Campus
Bryant was first elected to the Ontario legislature in the provincial election of 1999, defeating incumbent Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Isabel Bassett in St. An Ontario general election was held on June 3 1999, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. The Ontario PC Party, formally known as the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (in french Parti progressiste-conservateur de l'Ontario) is a Right-of-centre A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of Government, typically representing the executive branch. Isabel Bassett (born August 23, 1939) is a Canadian broadcaster and former Politician. Paul's by almost 5,000 votes (he had previously defeated Kathleen Wynne at the Liberal Party's nomination meeting, 328 votes to 143). Kathleen Wynne is a Politician in Ontario, Canada. She is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding The Progressive Conservatives won the election, and Bryant served as his party's Critic to the Attorney General for the next four years. In 2003, he played a significant role in exposing a scandal involving Tory cabinet minister Chris Stockwell's use of government funds for personal expenses, which resulted in Stockwell's resignation. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Chris Stockwell (born March 9, 1957 in London, Ontario) was a Politician in Ontario Canada.
He was re-elected by a greater majority in the provincial election of 2003. The Ontario general election of 2003 was held on October 2, 2003, to elect the 103 members of the 38th Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial The Liberals won a majority government in this election, and Bryant was appointed Ontario Attorney General and Minister with responsibility for Native Affairs and Democratic Renewal. The Attorney General of Ontario is a senior member of the Executive Council of Ontario (or Cabinet) and governs the Ministry of the Attorney The Ontario Native Affairs Secretariat in the Canadian province of Ontario is responsible for developing and implementing corporate Aboriginal The Democratic Renewal Secretariat was an Ontario government agency responsible for strengthening the Canadian province of Ontario 's Democracy His appointment was generally welcomed by the province's legal community.
On November 12, 2003, Bryant appointed Justice Sidney Linden to lead a public inquiry into the events surrounding the death of Anthony O'Brien "Dudley" George (March 17, 1957 – September 7, 1995), an Ojibwa protestor who was shot and killed near Ipperwash Provincial Park in Ontario in 1995 during the Ipperwash Crisis. Anthony O'Brien "Dudley" George ( March 17, 1957 – September 7, 1995) was an Ojibwa protestor who was shot and killed by Bryant gave Justice Linden a broad mandate to inquire into and report on events surrounding George's death and to make recommendations directed to the avoidance of violence in similar circumstances. Justice Linden, who was chief justice of the newly amalgamated Ontario Court of Justice from 1990-99, conducted public hearings which began in July 2004 and is expected to deliver his final report to Bryant in the spring of 2007.
On June 10, 2004, Bryant appointed the Honourable Patrick J. LeSage, Q. C. to review Ontario’s police complaints system. LeSage, a former chief justice of Ontario's Superior Court of Justice, delivered his report on April 25, 2005 following province-wide hearings. On April 19, 2006, Bryant introduced Bill 103, which if passed will be known as the Independent Police Review Act, 2006, and largely adopts the recommendations in the LeSage report. The main feature of the bill would be the creation of an independent civilian body, led by an Independent Police Review Director, who would be responsible for receiving complaints and then determining, on a case-by-case basis, who would investigate the complaint: the independent civilian body itself, the police service affected or another police service. Members of the public would still be able to deal directly with their local police service, if they prefer. Bill 103 passed second reading on October 23, 2006 and was referred to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, which held public hearings on January 30-31 and February 1, 2007. It is expected to return to the legislature for third reading in the spring session that is scheduled to begin March 19, 2007.
In late 2004, Bryant brought forward a controversial initiative to ban pit bulls from Ontario. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " This article is about the group of breeds commonly called "Pit Bulls Bill 132 was introduced on October 26, 2004 and passed by the Ontario Legislative Assembly as the Public Safety Related to Dogs Statute Law Amendment Act, 2005 on March 1, 2005. It received Royal Assent on March 9, 2005.
Bryant signed a land claim settlement agreement with the Rainy River First Nation on May 20, 2005, that resolved a 90-year-old grievance relating to the surrender and sale of First Nations’ reserve land. The Rainy River First Nations has about 750 members and its reserve is located 39 kilometres west of Fort Frances, Ontario. The settlement was for $71 million and land.
After a cabinet shuffle on June 29, 2005, Bryant's cabinet responsibilities for Native Affairs and Democratic Renewal were transferred to other ministers. Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He was retained as Attorney General.
On October 19, 2005, Bryant introduced Bill 14, which was passed by the Ontario Legislature as the Access to Justice Act, 2005 on October 19, 2006 and received Royal Assent that same day. Two components of the bill received public attention. Firstly, the act for the first time establishes paralegals as a regulated legal profession. Previously paralegals were completely unregulated and anyone could call themselves a paralegal. Secondly, the bill amended the Justices of the Peace Act to reform the appointment process, establish minimum qualifications and improve the complaints and discipline process. Also notable in the bill was a provision to amend the Provincial Offences Act to allow witnesses to be heard by video conferencing or other electronic means. It also amended the Limitations Act to give potential litigants and businesses the opportunity to reach their own arrangements on limitation periods, the time period that sets out how long a person has to start legal proceedings.
On November 15, 2005, Bryant introduced Bill 27, which was passed by the Ontario Legislature as the Family Statute Law Amendment Act, 2006 on February 13, 2006 and received royal assent on February 23, 2006. The law settled a public controversy over a proposal by a private lawyer to use Sharia law principles in family arbitrations. As passed, Bill 27 requires that all family law arbitrations in Ontario be conducted only in accordance with Canadian law. Arbitrated resolutions based on other laws and principles - including religious principles - have no legal effect and will not be enforceable by the courts. The law also requires that family arbitrations be subject to the general rules of the family law of Ontario in order to improve legal protections for women and children. Bill 27 also amended the Children's Law Reform Act to ensure that violence and abuse are considered when determining the best interests of a child in the context of custody and access.
On April 26, 2006, Bryant introduced Bill 107, which was passed by the Ontario Legislature as the Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2006 on December 5, 2006 and received royal assent on December 20, 2006. The act implements a new human rights complaints process, with individual claims being filed directly with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Under the act, the Ontario Human Rights Commission has the power to inquire into any matter it believes to be in the public interest, and has the right to intervene in any application before the tribunal. The commission may bring its own applications before the tribunal. The act also establishes a new publicly-funded Legal Support Centre to assist applicants to the tribunal. It was highly criticized by Human Rights groups.
On August 28, 2007, Bryant apologized to Steven Truscott on behalf of the government, stating they were "truly sorry" for the miscarriage of justice, after the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that Truscott's 1959 conviction for the killing of Lynne Harper was a miscarriage of justice. Steven Murray Truscott (born January 18, 1945 in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada) was at the age of 14 found guilty in 1959 of the murder  Truscott rejected Bryant's apology, saying that "I didn't really feel that the apology was sincere. For the past 4 1/2 years, they (Crown counsel) had the same evidence as what the judges have had and they chose to fight us every step of the way. "
Bryant was appointed as Minister of Aboriginal Affairs following a cabinet shuffle on October 30, 2007. In the Parliamentary system a cabinet shuffle or reshuffle is an informal term for an event that occurs when a Head of government rotates or changes the
Bryant, his wife Susan Abramovitch, an entertainment lawyer, and their two children, live in his midtown Toronto riding of St. Paul's.