Bruce Hyer

CP

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OTTAWA - It's not easy being Andrew Scheer these days.The 33-year-old Speaker of the House of Commons is now getting pressure from all corners as he considers the question of how much freedom of speec...
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'My Door Is Always Open'

Chances of reconciliation between the NDP and Thunder Bay Superior North MP Bruce Hyer look remote. NDP leader Tom Mulcair was asked about Hyer's situation during his visit to Thunder Bay Tuesday. H...

When MPs Cross Party Lines

Political parties over the years have promised more freedom for MPs, more free votes etc., but little comes of it. All too often deviance from the party line by an MP becomes a media story and it plays as an embarrassment of the respective leader. It is no wonder then that party leaders react so strongly when this happens.

Why I Quit the NDP (and What Might Make me Come Back)

When I recently left the NDP, the media (and many partisans) wondered aloud why anyone would give up the protection and support offered by a strong political tribe, along with the perks that go with it. I caused a firestorm in Ottawa, in my riding of Thunder Bay-Superior North, and across Canada. Why did I do this?