Brent Rathgeber reflects on the independent life

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

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?