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Bryant urged to step down

Given the serious criminal charges he now faces, Michael Bryant shouldtake a leave of absence from his new role as president and CEO of MayorDavid Miller’s new Invest Toronto agency, says a city councillor.

Given the serious criminal charges he now faces, Michael Bryant should take a leave of absence from his new role as president and CEO of Mayor David Miller’s new Invest Toronto agency, says a city councillor.

“I don’t believe he can continue on under this cloud,” Coun. Brian Ashton said.

“He’s in a very difficult, unfortunate situation. Of course your credibility has been (damaged) ... so it’s pretty difficult to carry on in that position” as CEO.

Last September, the city announced that its Toronto Economic Development Corp. was partially being replaced by Invest Toronto, now responsible for marketing and promoting the city to investors.

In early June, Bryant left his post as economic development minister in Premier Dalton McGuinty’s government to lead Invest Toronto.

As chair of the city’s arm’s-length agency, Miller should recommend to the board whether Bryant should take a leave of absence, with or without pay, Ashton argued yesterday.

 
 
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