Another Independent

The House of Commons has a new Independent MP. Hyer has quit the NDP to sit more freely to represent his constituents. What that means to him and Thunder Bay – Superior North, is for others to tell you because I know only what I’ve read of the man’s bio on his website today. My hunch is that he’ll still usually vote as the NDP would, except on whatever significant issues he quit over. The press release suggests gun control and climate change inaction, which are two examples cited where parties are at loggerheads and act like block heads. Since Hyer is an ecologist, I have a faint hope that he’s planning to eventually join Elizabeth May as the second sitting Green MP this session of Parliament. If May can convince Hyer that he’d have enough freedom to vote against party policy where his constituents demand, she might have a shot. Sitting with the Greens would probably do more for the Greens than for Hyer’s re-electability at this point in his riding, so my hope is more of a fantasy I’m sure.

Hat tip to Reddit


3 responses to “Another Independent

  1. Hopefully this comment isn’t censored like many of my others…

    It’s simple, Hyer couldn’t sell out his constituents to become simply a member of the Quebec Democratic Party. Mulcair demands of his caucus they fall into party line… and punishes those that do not. Hyer has already felt Mulcairs harsh hand. The QDP now represent Quebec interests. In accordance with a 2010 Ottawa Sun poll “Among Quebecers, however, a mere 30.1% reported they were very attached to Canada compared to 71.6% in the rest of the country. The poll found 45.9% of Quebecers were very attached to their province – in line with the findings across the country…” (citation supplied if requested).

    As for climate ‘inaction’… don’t hold your breath…

    Global warming alarmism has been a gigantic failure… even James Lovelock is abandoning the meme “James Lovelock, the maverick scientist who became a guru to the environmental movement with his “Gaia” theory of the Earth as a single organism, has admitted to being “alarmist” about climate change and says other environmental commentators, such as Al Gore, were too… However, the professor admitted in a telephone interview with that he now thinks he had been “extrapolating too far”… The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened,” Lovelock said.”

    Oh, and one more thing…

    pH=7 is neutral
    pH<7 is acidic (7 is basic (> means greater than) Do you understand this Sask?

      • “The insurance industry world-wide certainly disagrees with him.” I recommend reading Roger Pielke Jr’s blog if you want to learn of the profits being funneled via 3rd world governments from 1st world coffers to the insurance reinsurers Swiss Re and Munich Re. Pielke is ANYTHING but a ‘denier’ and has been arguing for years about hurricane data ignored by the IPCC. His work has been vindicated and will now be included in the future. Punch line? He was right all along… it just wasn’t politically acceptable. So much for ‘the science’.

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