Maxime Bernier received an official rebuke from his boss, Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, and a broadside from a Pakistani-Canadian Conservative senator today as the party moved to distance itself from the former leadership contender’s opinions on multiculturalism on the eve of its national convention.
Scheer pointed out in a statement issued this evening that Bernier “holds no official role in caucus and does not speak for the Conservative Party of Canada on any issue.”
Referencing Bernier’s recent tweets attacking the Liberal government’s “extreme multiculturalism,” Scheer said that “personally, I disagree with politicians on the left and the right when they use identity politics to divide Canadians.
Shorter Scheer – I am a dick.
Just because the Trudeau Liberals aren’t being honest with the public on the issue of man-made climate change, doesn’t mean Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives should get a pass on it.
The one valid criticism Environment Minister Catherine McKenna makes amid her increasingly absurd claims about the effectiveness of her boss’ plan — which is really just a multi-billion-dollar cash grab from Canadians masquerading as an environmental policy — is that Scheer and the Conservatives have no plan.
Conservative party spokesman Cory Hann says the ad was axed because the situation at the border is not about any one group of people
OTTAWA — The Conservative party pulled an attack ad from its Twitter feed Tuesday that depicted a black man carrying a suitcase walking over a tweet from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
What cowardly idiots. Letting the Liberals dictate the state of play once again.
Candace Owens, communications director for Turning Point USA, discussed her new friendship with rapper Kanye West and a recent conversation with President Donald Trump, during an interview with The Daily Signal’s Ginny Montalbano.
NDP, which won riding in 2011, sees near total collapse of vote from past 2 elections.
When you’re ahead in the polls and raising twice as much money as your nearest rival, why would you do something that is likely to upset half of your party membership?
Andrew Scheer might want to ask himself that question, after stripping his former leadership rival Maxime Bernier of his position in the Conservative shadow cabinet.
I keep being asked, “How powerful is the dairy lobby in Canada?”
Well the answer is, strong enough to cost you the leadership of the Conservative Party and to get you removed from your role as critic. Maxime Bernier has been removed from his role as shadow minister for innovation, science, and economic development.
Former Conservative leadership contender Maxime Bernier has been removed from his spot on the party’s front bench in the House of Commons, says Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.
“I have removed Maxime Bernier from the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet, effective immediately” Scheer said in a short statement issued by his office.
“The Shadow Minister for Science, Matt Jeneroux, will assume the additional role of shadow minister for innovation, science and economic development on an interim basis.”
Pity I was warming to Bernier.
The parliamentary budget office report released Thursday said Bill C-394, which would offer a tax credit for those on parental leave, would result in foregone revenues of $607.6 million in 2018-19.
Alberta’s United Conservative party delegates have voted to pursue ending the carbon tax, and to have parents told if their child joins a gay-straight alliance at school.
It’s bad enough when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau misleads Canadians by claiming we can reach our international commitments to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change through his national carbon pricing plan.
But it’s no better when Conservative leader Andrew Scheer claims he can do so without the measure if he wins the 2019 election, as he said Sunday on CTV’s Question Period, adding, “The Liberals would love to have people believe that the choice is a carbon tax or nothing. I reject that.”
‘I realize whatever I write, it will always be interpreted as me creating division,’ Bernier says
OTTAWA–Andrew Scheer’s office is declining to comment on his former rival’s claim that “fake Conservatives” won Scheer the Conservative leadership last year.
In a book excerpt published Tuesday, Beauce MP Maxime Bernier suggested a well-organized group of Quebec dairy farmers signed up new Conservative members to block his leadership bid.
Bernier, who campaigned on ending the supply management system for dairy farmers, said Scheer’s courtship of those new members “was precisely why he got elected.”
“Andrew, along with several other candidates, was then busy touring Quebec’s agricultural belt, including my own riding of Beauce, to pick up support from these fake Conservatives,” Bernier wrote.
Doug Ford’s Tories enjoy the support of 50.3% of decided and leaning voters. In comparison, Kathleen Wynne’s tired Liberal government is at 23.9% support. The Andrea Horvath lead NDP have the support of 18.3% of voters with the remainder of the vote going to the Greens.
Retaliation after Liberals oppose having national security adviser talk to committee about India trip.