Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sat 07 Oct - Thu 12 Oct, 2006
(Session 435)

Michael Bryant Michael Bryant (Faculty)

Country/Region: Canada

Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Attorney General and Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP), Ontario, Canada

Biography:
Michael J. Bryant was elected a Member of the Provincial Parliament for midtown Toronto in 1999 and was re-elected in 2003. Appointed attorney general of Ontario on October 23, 2003, he has also served as Ontario's first minister responsible for democratic renewal and minister responsible for native affairs. A former opposition critic for the attorney general and former energy co-critic, Mr. Bryant served on Ontario's Standing Committee on Justice and Social Policy. He also served as lecturer in law at King's College, University of London, and as adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Toronto. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of British Columbia, an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School, and an LL.M. from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Bryant clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for the current Chief Justice of Canada and practiced litigation at McCarthy T├ętrault in Toronto.