Michael Bryant was expected back in court Friday, but instead was a no-show and had his appearance put over until Mar. 5.
Ontario’s former attorney general is charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death.
Cyclist Darcy Allan Sheppard died on August 31, 2009 following an alleged altercation with Bryant.
Sheppard allegedly grabbed onto Bryant’s car during a dispute.
Since Bryant once 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.
With files from The Canadian Press