Bruce Hyer Points to Success in Parliament in Re-Election Bid
THUNDER BAY – ELECTION 2015 – Thunder Bay Superior North has become a riding to watch. Incumbent Member of Parliament Bruce Hyer is looking to carry the Green Party mantle back to the House of Commons. Hyer was elected last time with over 50% of the vote, running as a New Democrat.
Hyer had a fallout with Tom Mulcair over the federal long-gun registry, which the New Democrat MP opposed. When Hyer voted to dump the registry, he was sanctioned by the New Democrat leader. That led to Hyer deciding to leave the New Democrats. He say as an independent MP for two year before joining the Green Party.
Hyer points to a record of getting legislation through the House of Commons, including a “Cell Phone Freedom” bill, and a Climate Change bill which was passed by the House but then defeated in the unelected Senate.
Hyer states that his experience in working outside of the traditional parties offers the best choice for Thunder Bay Superior North voters. The Green Party MP pokes a few sticks at both the Conservatives and the New Democrats in this interview with NetNewsLedger.
Hyer commends Richard Harvey the Conservative candidate for bravery running for the third time for the Conservatives in a riding that has not elected a Conservative since 1931.
The MP says that Thunder Bay Superior North is likely to surprise some of the pundits, as the national pollsters have extrapolated that Hyer and the Green Party have as little as five or six percent support. Hyer says that the party’s internal polling show the Green Party leading in the riding.
The candidate says that as a demonstration of that support the town hall meeting on Friday night at the Finlandia Hall that saw almost 400 people come out.
Hyer states that at the doors, he is simply asking people if they want to ‘fire me, or re-hire me’ as their MP. The response he states is very encouraging.
Thunder Bay Superior North is likely to be a horse-race on Election Night 2015.