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Maxime Bernier enters Conservative leadership race


Maxime Bernier, a Conservative Member of Parliament from Quebec, announced today he is entering the leadership race. He is the second person to make it official. Yesterday, Kelly Leitch, announced her intentions to replace former leader, and Prime Minister, Stephen Harper.

Bernier was an up and comer in the Conservative Party in 2006. He was elected with 67 per cent of the popular vote in the Beauce riding, where his father had represented the riding before him. The halo faded when he became known to most Canadians for the scandal that put him on the back benches.

As Minister of Foreign Affairs, it was later revealed that Bernier had left classified documents at the home of his former girlfriend, Julie Couillard. Ms. Couillard had in the past, two previous partners linked to the Hells Angels, the first of whom was assasinated.

Now, with a libertarian bent, Bernier is stepping back into the spotlight, one of the few bilingual contenders in what is sure to be a very interesting leadership contest.

There’s lots of time to campaign as the date for the Conservative leadership election is not until May 27th, 2017.

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2 comments on “Maxime Bernier enters Conservative leadership race
  1. Avatar Rene Albert says:

    With candidates like that, the Liberals will be in power for the next 20 years!

    Harper almost destroyed the Conservative party with his dictatorial approach during his tenure as Prime Minister. And Bernier, along with all the other Ministers in Harper’s cabinet didn’t do a damn thing to stop him. They just sat there like lumps, too scared to talk.

    And some of them now want to become Prime Minister ???… Yeah, right! What the Conservatives need as a leader is a newcomer never affiliated to Harper in any way, shape or form!

  2. Avatar Rene Albert says:

    Anyone that was a Cabinet Minster or Caucus member who supported Harper’s dictatorial way of governing Canada for nearly a decade is not qualified to run for leadership of the Conservative party of Canada. They all sat there like lumps and did nothing about it…