The federal election will soon be underway and Canada has been carefully watching the potential candidates. One of them, leader of the People's Party Of Canada Maxime Bernier, has been known to say a couple of things on Twitter that rub people the wrong way. His straight-edge approach and blunt comments have led him to be the subject of retaliation, and these 7 Maxime Bernier tweets are a great example.
If you watched the first leaders' debate, you'll probably have noticed Bernier was not in attendance. According to a CBC article, Bernier's People's Party has not yet met one of the criteria to participate in the televised debates. So, your best bet for his stance on political issues, at least for now, is checking in on his Twitter.
Some of the below tweets were posted as part of a thread in which Bernier discusses his views on climate change, Canadian values, and the "Far Left." Whether or not these were taken out of context, they sure ruffled a lot of feathers on Twitter.
Whether it's comments about Swedish teenage environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg, diversity, or gender fluidity, Bernier has certainly made himself known this year.
Here are seven examples:
5/ Trudeau’s extreme multiculturalism and cult of diversity will divide us into little tribes that have less and le… https://t.co/7HNMyuXtMW— Maxime Bernier (@Maxime Bernier)1534120483.0
4/ Having people live among us who reject basic Western values such as freedom, equality, tolerance and openness do… https://t.co/63JeqkTTkw— Maxime Bernier (@Maxime Bernier)1534120341.0
4/ @GretaThunberg is clearly mentally unstable. Not only autistic, but obsessive-compulsive, eating disorder, depre… https://t.co/ZpwEQl9JdQ— Maxime Bernier (@Maxime Bernier)1567446094.0
VIDEO: A rally in Napanee with @AdamLEGray1; and there is no climate emergency. https://t.co/vJa5mGqkwS— Maxime Bernier (@Maxime Bernier)1567975225.0
Climate change alarmism is just a trick to make us panic, shut down any rational discussion, and justify big govern… https://t.co/gO8iqtBUPl— Maxime Bernier (@Maxime Bernier)1567860237.0
If she’s just a “child,” why should we care about her immature and simplistic opinion on policies that affect milli… https://t.co/ZrghGwlKPb— Maxime Bernier (@Maxime Bernier)1567380471.0
The Far Left are targeting our kids. They’ve been teaching socialist propaganda for decades. Now they encourage c… https://t.co/Ge7pnUQJTm— Maxime Bernier (@Maxime Bernier)1564664639.0
Quebec-born Bernier, who two years ago finished second to Andrew Scheer in the Conservative leadership race, founded the People's Party in September 2018.
Whoever you do decide to vote for, make sure you educate yourself on the issues that matter the most to you.
You can keep up with the projections for October's election here.