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Bruce Hyer

Bruce Tolhurst Hyer (born August 6, 1946) is an American-born Canadian politician, who was first elected to represent the electoral district of ... More »Bruce Tolhurst Hyer (born August 6, 1946) is an American-born Canadian politician, who was first elected to represent the electoral district of Thunder Bay—Superior North in the 2008 Canadian federal election, and re-elected with a wider margin in the 2011 federal election. He currently sits as an independent. Hyer was born in Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1946. In Connecticut, he was a police officer and also worked for the Connecticut state government. At age 29, he moved to Canada and lived in a tepee 24.7 miles (15.4km) west of Armstrong Station, Ontario. While living there, he built a log cabin from scratch. This fulfilled a childhood dream of his. In 1978, He moved to Thunder Bay where he started his wilderness and eco-tourism business. Hyer was an ecologist and entrepreneur in the Thunder Bay area, operating an ecotourist company with offices in Thunder Bay and Armstrong. The former bush pilot was head of the North of Superior Tourism Board for many years before... [ Wikipedia ]

Ex-NDP MP Bruce Hyer becomes Green party deputy chief

The Canadian Press Posted: Jan 27, 2014 4:55 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 27, 2014 4:56 PM ET Green Party MP Bruce Hyer speaks at a press conference after being announced as the party's deputy leader by leader Elizabeth May, right, in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (Justin Tang/Canadian ...

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Bruce Hyer pushes nuclear waste group for more consultation

Bruce Hyer, the MP for Thunder Bay-Superior North, said the organization responsible for nuclear waste should consult more widely before choosing a site. "To be blunt about it, I really hope it will light a fire under the Nuclear Waste Management Organization,” he said. Green Party MP ...

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Thunder Bay MP Bruce Hyer joins Green Party, doubles caucus

Thunder Bay MP Bruce Hyer joins Green Party, doubles caucus By Susana Mas, CBC News Posted: Dec 13, 2013 11:43 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 13, 2013 11:43 AM ET Bruce Hyer, who was elected as an NDP MP for Thunder Bay–Superior North but quit the party over his stance on the long-gun ...

Green Party doubles caucus as former NDP MP Bruce Hyer joins

Bruce Hyer, elected as a NDP MP, announces he is joining the Green Party led by Elizabeth May. Bruce Hyer left the NDP caucus while protesting party discipline over a vote to scrap the gun registry. Hyer was punished after he voted with the Conservatives...

Bruce Hyer Green Party move 'won't make much difference'

CBC News Posted: Dec 10, 2013 9:54 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 10, 2013 9:54 AM ET Independent MP Bruce Hyer is expected to make an official announcement about his political future on Friday. The leader of the Green Party says she's looking forward to doubling the size of her caucus. ...

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Independent MP Bruce Hyer going 'Independent-plus'

Bruce Hyer won't confirm whether he will join a political party, but in an interview with CBC Sunday he did leave some clues as to what the announcement could mean. "I can assure you that I will never ever join any party that whips votes on matters not about clearly agreed-upon and ...

NDP sets sights on MP Bruce Hyer's riding

The current MP, Bruce Hyer, was a member of the NDP caucus, but now sits as an independent. Political scientist Laure Paquette says it may be an effort to build a database of donors or volunteers. (Matt Prokopchuk/CBC) The federal New Democratic Party is stepping up promotion in a ...

Mulcair says 'door is always open' to Hyer

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. Hyer was elected as an NDP candidate, but left the party last year to sit as ...

MP Bruce Hyer heads to Ottawa for tongue surgery

Thunder Bay Superior North MP Bruce Hyer is slated to have surgery to remove a tumour on his tongue. (Jeff Walters/CBC) Thunder Bay Superior North MP Bruce Hyer said he has been diagnosed with a tumour on is tongue. The tumour will be surgically removed this week in Ottawa. ...

MPs Hyer, Rafferty weigh in on throne speech

CBC News Posted: Oct 17, 2013 2:46 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 17, 2013 2:46 PM ET New Democratic Party MP John Rafferty, left, stands with MP Bruce Hyer during a vote in the House of Commons in Ottawa in Feb. 2012. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press) Thunder Bay MPs Bruce Hyer and John ...

Conservative caucus less united than opposition, records show

One Ontario NDP MP, Bruce Hyer, quit the caucus last year after he felt he was punished for breaking ranks with the NDP in supporting a Conservative bill to end the federal long-gun registry. He later offered to return to the caucus if Mr. Mulcair let him vote freely according to what ...

Nuclear waste disposal up for debate in northern Ontario

But Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Bruce Hyer said he's concerned the project hasn't been discussed enough in communities that might be close to the transportation corridors used to move the waste. "While I feel the Nuclear Waste Management Organization has done a pretty good job of ...

Ex-Bloc MP Maria Mourani says she is no longer a sovereigntist

" The NDP called on Ontario MP Bruce Hyer to resign his seat after he announced he was joining the Green Party, last Friday. Hyer was elected as an NDP MP but left the caucus almost two years ago to sit as an Independent MP after party discipline required him to vote against the ...

Feds must 'step up' to help experimental lakes program

Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Bruce Hyer congratulated Ontario and Manitoba for giving the Experimental Lakes a second lease on life. "It was extremely gratifying to see the Ontario and Manitoba provincial governments step up to the plate to take on responsibilities abandoned by the ...

MP Bruce Hyer, elected as a New Democrat, becomes Green party deputy leader

MP Bruce Hyer, elected as a New Democrat, becomes Green party deputy leader OTTAWA - Green party Leader Elizabeth May has named former New Democrat Bruce Hyer as her deputy chief. Hyer announced in December that he was joining the Greens — doubling the federal party's ...

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Ex-NDP MP jumps to Green Party

“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,” Angus said in a news release. Angus said Hyer should resign and run in a by-election...

Green Party doubles caucus as former NDP MP Bruce Hyer joins

Thunder Bay : Canada | Dec 13, 2013 at 8:16 AM PST Green Party caucus has just doubled in size, with the announcement that former NDP MP Bruce Hyer is teaming up to sit as a Green in the Commons, beside leader Elizabeth May. Hyer made the announcement on Friday morning in his ...

Independent MP Bruce Hyer hints at joining Green Party

Thunder Bay : Canada | Dec 08, 2013 at 2:46 PM PST ET Bruce Hyer, an Independent MP since April 2012, plans to make an announcement about his political future later this week. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press) Northwestern Ontario's only Independent MP said he looks forward to becoming ...

Speaker of the House Andrew Scheer in a political pressure cooker

Independent MP Bruce Hyer jumped into the fray Monday. Hyer lost the opportunity to deliver one of those statements in the Commons a year ago when the NDP realized he was about to announce he was leaving their caucus. "We must all recognize that we have developed a problem in ...

Questions raised over politicians’ trip to mine in Guatemala

In late August, Conservative MPs Dave Van Kesteren and Dean Allison, Liberal MP Massimo Pacetti, Independent MP Bruce Hyer and Senator Mac Harb went on a three-day trip to observe operations at the Marlin mine in San Miguel, Guatemala, and meet local legislators. The politicians were ...

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