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.