Hyer Seeks Democratic Balance in Thunder Bay
THUNDER BAY – News – Thunder Bay Superior North MP Bruce Hyer is going Green. The MP has announced this morning in Thunder Bay that he has decided to join the Green Party. “The Greens are a 21st century political party, and we have the best platform, and the best leader,” commented Hyer.
“This morning, I purchased a three year Green Party Membership” said Hyer.
Elizabeth May, the Green Party leader speaking in Thunder Bay stated, “I am thrilled to welcome Bruce Hyer to the Green Party”.
Hyer stated that he is shifting from the orange colours of fall, to the vibrant green of spring with the announcement.
“The mindless solidarity prevents co-operation and compromise ,” stated Hyer. The Green Party, with two MPs is effect is still under parliamentary rules, still independent members. However Hyer asserts that with the added research and resources from the Green Party he will be able to better represent his constituents.
At a packed event at the Embassy Bistro in the historic Hoito building in the Bay and Algoma district of Thunder Bay, Hyer states, “Being a Green MP will allow me to maintain my independence and still represent my constituents”.
The announcement was carried live to a Canada Wide Audience on NetNewsLedger GO-LIVE©.
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Green Party Press Conference Part 2
NDP Critic Charlie Angus on Hyer
“Today’s self-centred decision by Bruce Hyer disrespects the voters of Thunder Bay-Superior North who sent him to Ottawa and serves to fuel the cynicism that has driven voters away from Canadian politics,” stated Charlie Angus, the NDP MP for Timmins James Bay. “Mr. Hyer was elected on a platform that specifically promised to end floor-crossing. He made that promise to his constituents and today he broke his word”.
“Mr. Hyer now represents a party that received only 3% of the votes in this riding during the last election – betraying the 97% of the people of this riding who opposed the Green Party in 2011 – and the nearly 50% who voted NDP. Regardless of the rationalisations and excuses he is offering up today, Mr. Hyer clearly stated last April that he left the NDP caucus because he did not receive an appointment to the Shadow Cabinet”.
“Mr. Hyer has broken faith with the voters. We are calling on him to do the right thing, the honourable thing, and immediately resign his seat and give the voters of Thunder Bay-Superior North a real choice in a by-election,” continued Angus. “That’s how democracy works. Canada – and the people of Thunder Bay – deserve better”.