Michael Bryant, former Ontario Attorney-General speaking to reporters (Mike Cassese / Reuters)
Today's guest host was Piya Chattopadhyay.
Part One of The Current
It's Tuesday August 21st.
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Michael Bryant: 28 Seconds
Michael Bryant and Darcy Allan Sheppard seemed as different as possible. Mr. Bryant is a smallish, dapper man. Mr. Sheppard was a tall, burly man. Mr. Bryant was ambitious, a Harvard-educated lawyer ... once the Attorney-General of Ontario and the CEO of a government agency. Mr. Sheppard, a man of aboriginal descent, had bounced around from foster home to foster home, in and out of psychiatric care.
On the night of August 31, 2009, Mr. Bryant was behind the wheel of his convertible, and Mr. Sheppard was on his bike. Two men living separate lives until their lives collided violently. There was a confrontation that ended with Mr. Sheppard falling and hitting his head. He died of his injuries.
Very different lives, except that both men had a lot of demons to fight. Michael Bryant recalls those demons, and that fateful night, in his new book, 28 Seconds: A True Story of Addiction, Tragedy and Hope. Michael Bryant joined us in our Toronto studio.
This segment was produced by The Current's Kristin Nelson.
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