Mr. Turner is scheduled to formally respond to his suspension at a press conference later Wednesday in Ottawa, but he posted a response on his blog ahead of the news conference.
"I work for the voters — the people, the taxpayers. After that I heed my party and the political establishment. All are important, of course, but the people come first," Mr. Turner wrote.
He adds that most of the people he talks to "want political leaders and MPs who look at every opinion, chew over ever idea, kick every notion, and then decide what's best."
The maverick MP has one of the most comprehensive websites of any MP. It includes daily blogs and podcasts, leading to Mr. Turner's reputation as being the only true "digital populist" in the Tory ranks.