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2014-01-27 at NOON

New role for Hyer

By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com

Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Bruce Hyer is the new deputy leader of the Green Party of Canada.

Hyer, who late last year surrendered his independent status in the House of Commons to join the Greens, doubled leader Elizabeth May’s caucus when he made the switch.

Hyer inherited the post vacated by Vancouver Coun. Adriane Carr.

I am honoured to accept the position of deputy leader. This new role will enhance my ability to raise the issues that are important to my constituents on the national stage,” Hyer said in a release.

“I am eager to use my post to give voice to the special concerns of Northwestern Ontario and to empower my riding and all small and rural communities across Canada who too often find themselves left behind in national politics.”

May said she was thrilled to welcome Hyer to his new role.

“As deputy leader, Bruce will be instrumental in promoting Green policy initiatives in the House. His experience as a businessperson will be particularly important in positioning the Green Party as the true party for small business,” she said.

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working_man says:
once a quitter...always a quitter. My money says if things don't well for the "greens", he folds his tent and starts looking for a new campsite.
1/28/2014 12:48:52 PM
Rusty Nails says:

They make it sound as though he was nominated and elected from a large group of potentials...

Well done Brucey...

Only in politics eh !!

LOL !!
1/28/2014 12:04:02 PM
Ed itw says:
The funny part is it took over a month for him to get the job. Perhaps all the party political infighting caused the delay.
1/27/2014 7:43:57 PM
nvjgu says:
Who are your constituents Mr Hyer.
1/27/2014 7:12:13 PM
RBosch says:
@musicferret, perhaps you vote for the person, but I certainly would hope that vote is based upon the party planks. I am a Liberal, because I believe in what they stand for and I have been lucky enough to have had pretty good candidates to vote for, mmaking my decisions easier.
Now, Mr. Hyer ran for public office as a NDP candidate, sputing their party position and I would dare say some folks, if not the majority voted for him because of his NDP affiliation. Because he, in his mind, decided to listen to his "constituents" and go against party lines, he became an Independent! I am a reluctant constituent and he certainly never polled me on either the gun control or party choice decision. Now he is as a Green Party member, again with no input from his "Constituents". I for one tend to believe he is not a good representative at all. Mr. Mulcair is hopefully 100% right in his statement that the riding will be taken away from him and I hope that it is not as an NDP member either.
1/27/2014 6:00:34 PM
progress now says:
I wonder what Ms. May's dinner reservations would look like?

"Elizabeth May - party of 2"

I can see his campaign slogan now - "...he isn't just deputy leader - he is the whole caucus".

Good grief.
1/27/2014 5:59:02 PM
samps says:
Well, at least there should be one less political flier in your mailbox.
1/27/2014 3:35:20 PM
pc says:
No such luck. Now we get them from the next riding over. Manitoulin riding what ever the name is. Have gotten 2 so far. They went where all good NDP fliers go right into the recycling bin.
1/27/2014 4:33:43 PM
Gord says:
Isn't there only two of them.. the leader and the deputy leader... LOL
1/27/2014 2:39:20 PM
stonecutter says:
Who cares. As one of his constituents I can't think of one time he spoke for me.

People vote for the party because they believe in the party. A vote against the party is a vote against the people who elected you.

what should we care about his vote on the gun registry. it was irrevelant. The cons have the majority and were eliminating it. Having Burce say he did it for us is an insult.
1/27/2014 1:53:00 PM
musicferret says:
Actually, if you've followed him, you'll see that Bruce has voted pretty much identically to the NDP on every issue..... except the gun control one.

Having Bruce say he did it for us was correct, as he spoke to his constituents and a majority told him to do it.
And FYI, you DO NOT vote for the party, but the individual. You may have constructed it in some other way in your head, but we elected Bruce, not the NDP.
1/27/2014 3:15:56 PM
stonecutter says:
He didn't vote against the registry for any constituent because he knew his vote was irrevelant.

So if he asks the people, knowing it make absoultely no difference in the outcome, which way to vote he is only doing it to make himslef look like some kind of hero.

And it worked for him as he is now a deputy leader of the green and gets his name in the papers for a couple of days.
1/27/2014 4:14:48 PM
spazz says:
Still waiting for you to announce you're running for public office S Duncan. Since you have all the answers on every story I click on you must be incredibly qualified.
1/27/2014 1:03:39 PM
Ringettemom says:
That takes a real pair, and certain people talk the talk but can't walk the walk.
1/29/2014 1:12:22 AM
S Duncan says:
The Green Party should change its name to the "cut and run" party.

Why are 2 Americans (May and Hyer) who ran from their own country trying to tell us how to run ours?
1/27/2014 12:57:03 PM
musicferret says:
I like my MP's to have 2 things: ears an a brain.
Mr. Hyer has both and keeps them tuned to his constituents, based on what I have seen. He may have come from the states, but he has been living here in Thunder Bay for decades. What difference is it where he started?

Would you prefer a local sheep who doesn't listen to constituents and does exactly what the party says? We've already got a few of those.
1/27/2014 1:16:57 PM
Baor says:
I have no use for the greens but these two people ARE Canadians.
1/27/2014 4:31:46 PM
Hopper says:
Tony Clement was not born in Canada. In fact there are plenty of MPs who were born in countries other than Canada.
Conservatives are on the list also. What's your point besides showing your hypocritical colours yet again? Trolling perhaps.
These politicians are Canadian citizens.
1/27/2014 5:59:44 PM
SomeGuy says:
@S Duncan do you have a problem with immigrants? Cause it sounds like you do.
1/28/2014 1:00:16 PM
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