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Brent Rathgeber reflects on the independent life

‘More doors have open for me than closed,’ says rogue MP

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Brent Rathgeber reflects on his first 10 days as an independent MP.

Overall, I have no regrets.  By resigning from the CPC Caucus, more doors have opened for me than closed.  There is speculative talk about starting a new political party and even reviving old ones.  I have been offered speaking gigs (albeit no one has offered me $20,000)!  I would welcome the opportunity to address university students or anyone else who is interested in democratic reform, especially the current imbalance between the executive and legislative branches of government.  I am not interested in leading a party; I am, however, interested in contributing to a discussion on how to improve our parliamentary democracy.   That discussion is desperately needed.

He’ll apparently ask his first question of the government tomorrow.

See previously: Brent Rathgeber and Stephen Harper’s control issues, Brent Rathgeber on his resignation, conservative principles and the PMO and Would any governing party tolerate an MP like Brent Rathgeber?