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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Hyer, Bruce

Ontario, Thunder Bay - Superior North, New Democratic Party

· An ecologist, biologist, forester, and businessperson

· Received a Master of Science degree in Forestry from Lakehead University in 1997

· His company, WildWaters Nature Tours and Expeditions Ltd. retails and wholesales canoes and kayaks, and has run a variety of wilderness adventures and eco-tours from bases in Thunder Bay and Armstrong since 1976

· A consultant on forestry and tourism, has been long-time advocate for small business development and economic diversification in northern Ontario

· Member of the Board and past President of the North of Superior Tourism Association (NOSTA)

· Served as a Directors of the Northern Ontario Tourist Outfitters, the Armstrong Wilderness Outfitters Association and the Wildlands League

· Active naturalist and environmental advocate

· Past President of Environment North

· Has worked for many years on various projects dedicated to the sustainability of forests and the jobs dependent upon our boreal forests

· Spent many years helping to plan and develop a network of protected areas in northern Ontario, and served on the Boreal West Round Table representing tourism and ecological interest

· Served as an adjudicator on the Province of Ontario Environmental Appeal Board from 1988 to 1997

· Member of the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan (RAP); was the co-founder and first co-chair of the Lake Superior Binational Forum, which advised the International Joint Commission (IJC) on ways to reduce pollution and foster sustainability around Lake Superior

· Currently serves on both the Local Citizens Committee and Forest Management Planning Team for the Domtar-Armstrong Forest.

Other Thunder Bay - Superior North candidates:

Party L E T
Liberal 0 135 135
Cons. 0 99 99
BQ 0 54 54
NDP 0 19 19
Other 0 1 1
Total 0 308 308
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