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