Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Former Attorney General FAIL

Ontario's former attorney general Michael Bryant is facing two charges after a fatal hit-and-run in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood Monday night.

Mr. Bryant will be charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death, a police source tells the Globe, after a collision left a 33-year-old cyclist dead.
My limited understanding is that Bryant managed to impress absolutely nobody at Queen's Park while he was there, and let's just say that I'm very, very glad that this man is no longer the chief law enforcement officer for the Province of Ontario.

In the narrowest possible grounds for his defense, it is quite possible given the general biking culture in this city, that the cyclist instigated the "altercation" that seems to have ended horribly. I don't know how, exactly, it could have escalated to the point where Bryant was using mailboxes to scrape the cyclist of the side of his car, and frankly don't think it matters. Nor, apparently, do the police.

Boy, Dalton McGuinty really, really didn't need this.


Sue said...

Yup...and he had us all convinced that pit bulls were the great threat to public safety.

Last count on human fatalities in Ontario-

Mikey Bryant- 1
Pit bulls- 0

Zack said...

Throw Bryant under the legal bus, certainly - the fatality was quantifiably his fault.
However when you're on a bike, you have to look out for yourself. The minute you intentionally make physical contact with a vehicle in anger is the minute you put your life in the hands of the driver....

I'd rather find myself sitting on the curb with a busted wheel, watching the driver leave the scene, than be dead.