According to the Chronicle Journal, independent MP Bruce Hyer is poised to join a political party, but won't announce which one until Dec. 13.
Sources said Hyer is going to join the Green Party, which only has one member in the House of Commons — British Columbia MP Elizabeth May.
Hyer, a self-described biologist/ecologist/environmentalist, left the NDP caucus in April 2012 saying that he refuses to be told how to vote.
In the summer of 2012, he was a keynote speaker at the Green Party policy convention on Vancouver Island.
Here's some of what he had to say:
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I will no longer represent any party that "whips" (mandates) voting by their MPs, especially on issues not clearly laid out in agreed-upon written policies or platforms. Which means that none of the three main political parties is currently an option for me.
I truly believe that a Parliament with more Green MP’s will be a better Parliament. We need more