TORONTO - The case against former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant returns to court today but he is not expected to appear.

His lawyer, Marie Henein, says a date will be set for the next appearance.

Bryant is charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving in connection with the death of a cyclist last August.

Police allege bike courier Darcy Allan Sheppard died after grabbing onto a car in downtown Toronto following an altercation with the driver.

When he was attorney general, Bryant was in charge of appointing Ontario judges and prosecutors.

Vancouver lawyer Richard Peck has been brought in as the prosecutor in the case to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest.