TORONTO - A criminal court case involving former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant has been put over until Jan. 22.

The former political star did not appear in the Toronto court dealing with his case today but was represented by his lawyer.

Bryant faces charges of criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death in a collision involving a cyclist in August.

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

Since Bryant once appointed judges and oversaw Crown prosecutors, Vancouver lawyer Richard Peck has been brought in to prosecute the case.

An out-of-province judge is expected to preside over the trial once it begins.