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?