Good day everyone. Thank you very much Danny for inviting me to this very interesting and important conference for the future of our country.
There are two nicknames that people have given me over the years: Mad Max, and the Albertan from Quebec. It would seem very appropriate, in a situation like the one we have today, to merge them. I could become the Mad Albertan from Quebec!
Like you, yes, I am mad about the state of Canadian politics.
Third letter to the Right Honourable David Johnston, Commissioner of the Leaders’ Debates Commission
In your August 12, 2019 letter, you asked me to submit no later than today a list of three to five ridings that we believe are the most likely to elect a candidate of our party. ... As a very young party, with Electoral District Associations (EDAs) established only a few months ago, we have little information about the regional distribution of our support across the country, and its concentration in specific ridings.
Second letter to the Right Honourable David Johnston, Commissioner of the Leaders’ Debates Commission
I am writing in response to your August 12, 2019 letter informing me that you are not satisfied that the People’s Party of Canada fulfils two of the participation criteria so as to be invited to the debates. I am very disappointed in your decision and I believe you err in your interpretation of criterion (iii)(b) on which you base this decision.
Gatineau, QC, August 12, 2019 — The leader of the People's Party of Canada, Maxime Bernier, is very disappointed with the preliminary decision of the Leaders’ Debates Commission not to invite him to the two debates that will take place during the election campaign.
"The primary aim of Canada’s immigration policy should be to economically benefit Canadians and Canada as a whole. It should not aim to forcibly change the cultural character and social fabric of Canada, as radical proponents of multiculturalism want. Canada has its own distinct identity, worth preserving, among the nations of the world." Maxime Bernier, Leader of the People’s Party of Canada, Immigration Rally, Mississauga, July 24, 2019.
I want to discuss with you today the People’s Party position on immigration.
For decades now, there has only been one acceptable position among our political and intellectual elites: more, and more, and more immigration.
There is a taboo around this topic. As soon as you raise a concern about the level of immigration, someone will accuse you of harbouring anti-immigrant views and being racist or xenophobic.
The result is that all the other parties have the same position. They are all in favour of mass immigration.
I am writing in response to your letter of July 12, 2019 soliciting our views on how I, as Leader of the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) qualify for the debates as well as the interpretation of the criteria for participation in the debates.
Gatineau, May 27, 2019 – Yesterday, Nigel Farage and his newly formed Brexit Party won the European Parliament election in the United Kingdom, resulting in a stunning defeat for the old Conservative and Labour parties. Other populist conservative parties won in several European countries. This follows the surprising re-election of the populist conservative coalition in Australia last week, despite polls that predicted its defeat.
Statement from PPC spokesman Martin Masse in reply to defamatory accusations from B’nai Brith Canada
February 7, 2019 – B’nai Brith Canada’s Chief Executive Office, Michael Mostyn, an unsuccessful candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2004 and 2006 elections in the riding of York Centre, accused me in a press release yesterday of supporting, among other things, antisemitism, misogyny, and racism on the basis of articles that I wrote or published years ago in my libertarian online magazine, Le Québécois Libre.
Media release - The People’s Party of Canada Nominates Accomplished Canadian Armed Forces Veteran for Outremont By-Election
PPC HQ, Gatineau, January 27, 2019 — Today, Clinton Desveaux, Executive Director for Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada, announced the nomination of James Seale as candidate for the Outremont by-election. He will represent the PPC in its first electoral fight in Quebec since the party was officially launched on September 14, 2018.