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A look into former attorney-general Michael Bryant's second life

Jan 07, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Michael Bryant knows the power of the state.

At 37, as Ontario's youngest attorney-general, he wielded it. Five years later, out of politics, sitting in the back seat of a Toronto police car in the summer of 2009, he felt it - a juggernaut aimed directly at him.

"I saw what it felt like to be on the other side," he says.

The other side is his side now.

As general counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) since last January, he fights the perceived excesse...