In late August, free-trade advocate Maxime Bernier shook up Canadian politics with an unexpected announcement: he was leaving the Conservative Party, which he called “too intellectually and morally corrupt to be reformed,” to form his own.
Less than a month later, he unveiled the People’s Party of Canada (PPC), a new grass-roots movement that is starting from scratch to take on the challenge of competing against established candidates in the 2019 elections. Its main targets: protectionism, government inefficiency, and “extreme multiculturalism.”
- Why did Maxime Bernier abandon the Conservative Party?
- How is the People’s Party platform distinct?
- What about NAFTA and Canada in NATO, OAS, and other international organizations?
- How much support does he have?
- Have any politicians offered support and made the move?
- Have US politicians commented or supported Bernier?
- “People’s Party the Choice for Healthy Canada-US Relations” by Fergus Hodgson.
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