Michael Bryant

Michael Bryant is a Harvard-educated lawyer, former Ontario cabinet minister and university lecturer. He was Ontario’s youngest-ever attorney general from 2003-2007, and served in the Aboriginal Affairs, Economic Development and Democratic Renewal portfolios, in addition to being government house leader. He clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for the current chief justice, was litigator at McCarthy Tetrault LLP, and senior advisor at Norton Rose LLP. He lectured in law at King’s College London, was an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School, and is now a lecturer at the University of Toronto in political science and a fellow at the Rotman School of Management. He is a principal at Ishkonigan Consulting, led by former First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine. He recently authored a #1 Globe & Mail bestseller, “28 Seconds: A True Story of Addiction, Tragedy and Hope”, 28 Seconds. He lives with his two young children in Toronto.