Wayne Long made national news this year when he voted against his party on the controversial tax changes put forward by the Trudeau government.
The Saint John-Rothesay MP says he can look himself in the mirror because he fought for what his constituents wanted and he says they did get some of the changes they wanted.
He says he had personal and political consequences for voting against the party but he is still proud that changes happened and he knows he was a small part of that along with his colleagues.
Long was removed from two parliamentary committees in what was considered a punishment for breaking ranks with the party.
He tells us he has no official guarantees but he does expect to be back on committees when he returns to Ottawa in February.