Time to kick Maxime Bernier out of caucus, Scheer urged


mentalfloss
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MCGA! MCGA!





Time to kick maverick Tory MP Maxime Bernier out of caucus, Scheer urged

Maxime Bernier
OTTAWA -- Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was under mounting pressure to denounce Maxime Bernier's public statements and kick him out of caucus Wednesday after the maverick MP used his Twitter feed to renew a sustained attack on "extreme Liberal multiculturalism."

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh used the social media platform to say he's been waiting for Scheer to "do the responsible thing" and denounce what he calls Bernier's "divisive" words.
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"To everyone that belongs to a diverse community -- who's been told you don't belong -- I've been in your shoes, I get it," Singh wrote, saying he's "deeply disappointed" in Scheer.

"His refusal to denounce these divisive comments sends a dangerous message. Children of diverse backgrounds across Canada pick up on these messages. Right now, they need to hear that their country wants more of themselves, not less."

In a series of tweets posted Sunday, Bernier said promoting too much diversity could have the effect of dividing Canada into "little tribes" that cause division and erode Canada's identity. On Tuesday, he seized on a decision to name a park in Winnipeg after the founder of Pakistan, comparing it to the decision to remove a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald from outside Victoria city hall.

"While a statue of our country's founder is being removed in one city, a park was recently named after Pakistan's founder in another, in the presence of M-103 Liberal MP sponsor," he wrote -- a reference to controversial Liberal MP Iqra Khalid.

Khalid was the sponsor of M-103, a motion in the House of Commons aimed at denouncing "Islamophobia" that quickly became a lightning rod for Opposition MPs who saw the motion as a possible attack on freedom of speech.

Arif Virani, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of heritage, also called for Bernier's ouster Wednesday -- and called out Scheer for failing to condemn his caucus member's behaviour.

"I urge you to remove Mr. Bernier from your caucus immediately, otherwise Canadians will be forced to conclude that you accept his backward views," Virani wrote.

"Newcomers have not threatened what it means to be Canadian. To the contrary, successive generations of immigrants have enriched what it means to be Canadian."

Bernier doesn't speak for Conservatives: Scheer

In a statement released late Wednesday, Scheer tried to distance himself from the controversial comments, although he stopped short of taking any action.

"Personally, I disagree with politicians on the left and the right when they use identity politics to divide Canadians. I will not engage in this type of politics," Scheer said in the statement.

Bernier "holds no official role in caucus" and does not speak for the party "on any issue," he added.

"Conservatives celebrate Canada's diversity and a Conservative government will continue to welcome those from all over the world who choose to come here because of the society we have built."

It's far from the first time that Bernier has courted controversy.

One Conservative MP, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, told The Canadian Press last month that he urged Scheer to kick him out after the Beauce MP posted a controversial chapter of his forthcoming book on his website, despite having promised not to promote it "for the sake of maintaining harmony in our party."

Instead, Bernier -- who narrowly lost to Scheer by a razor-thin margin in last year's Conservative leadership race -- was stripped of his role in the party's shadow cabinet.

The MP is no stranger to speaking his mind. In a recent interview, he declared himself the only politician who genuinely supports having free trade with the United States, and slammed his own party for supporting Canada's "socialist" supply management system.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/politi...rged-1.4054186
 
White_Unifier
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I'm not a member of the Conservative Party, so I should have no say in whether Bernier should be allowed to remain in the conservative Caucus.
 
Durry
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I say;

Maxime Bernier For next Prime Minister of Canada !!!

Get Canada back on the road to strength and prosperity!!
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

I'm not a member of the Conservative Party, so I should have no say in whether Bernier should be allowed to remain in the conservative Caucus.

I am a member and I say he should be kicked out.

Quote: Originally Posted by Durry View Post

I say;

Maxime Bernier For next Prime Minister of Canada !!!

Get Canada back on the road to strength and prosperity!!

 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

I am a member and I say he should be kicked out.



If you are a member, then you should have a say.
 
petros
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Member of what?
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Member of what?

Of the conservative Party. That kind of surprises me coming from Mentalfloss.
 
mentalfloss
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Well it is embarrassing to admit.
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Well it is embarrassing to admit.

So why did you join then?
 
mentalfloss
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To kick out Maxine Bernier.
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

To kick out Maxine Bernier.

You sullied yourself by joining a political party just to kick Bernier out of it?
 
mentalfloss
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petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

You sullied yourself by joining a political party just to kick Bernier out of it?

He's full of shit.
 
mentalfloss
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Rich, smooth, creamy shit.
 
petros
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From the toes to the scalp.
 
Walter
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Progs are always telling us what to do and think.

Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

Of the conservative Party. That kind of surprises me coming from Mentalfloss.

Analfloss is a member of The Conservative Party like BHO is a Libertarian.
 
mentalfloss
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How's that MCGA going for you?
 
petros
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Can you look me in the eye when you weigh my frozen yogurt?
 
mentalfloss
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Sorry, my fudge isn't for sale.
 
Durry
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Again I say;

Maxime Bernier For next Prime Minister of Canada !!!

Get Canada back on the road to strength and prosperity!!

Time to stop bringing useless losers into this country, we have enough useless Liberals already
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Sorry, my fudge isn't for sale.


We don't accept your bullshit at face value either!
 
Curious Cdn
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Any smell of wing-nut is going to make it harder to get the Conservatives back into power. The Alt-Right types think that Canada is going to flock to their harsh cryptofascism but in reality, they are a liability to the Conservative Party. One dares not drift too far from the political center in Canada if you have any expectation of forming a government.
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Any smell of wing-nut is going to make it harder to get the Conservatives back into power. The Alt-Right types think that Canada is going to flock to their harsh cryptofascism but in reality, they are a liability to the Conservative Party. One dares not drift too far from the political center in Canada if you have any expectation of forming a government.

I actually supported Bernier on some points like getting rid of supply management. But he's just not very diplomatic.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by Durry View Post

Again I say;

Maxime Bernier For next Prime Minister of Canada !!!

Get Canada back on the road to strength and prosperity!!

Time to stop bringing useless losers into this country, we have enough useless Liberals already

 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Is this what you were looking for:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDv_PlrBg14
 
mentalfloss
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Unlike Eaglesmack's posturing, this infighting is real.


Conservatives tell MP Maxime Bernier to ‘play on the team' in midst of spat over identity politics

The Conservative Party is warning outspoken MP Maxime Bernier that he must choose between being a maverick or a caucus member after a public spat with Tory Leader Andrew Scheer over identity politics.

The back-and-forth comes a week before the party meets to chart its course for next year’s federal election.

Mr. Scheer on Thursday urged Mr. Bernier to be a team player, while his Quebec lieutenant Alain Rayes went further, suggesting there is a limit to how much deviation the caucus will tolerate from Mr. Scheer’s former leadership rival.

“We think that Maxime has his place within the party if he is ready to play on the team,” Mr. Rayes told The Globe. “He is not the leader today. It’s Andrew Scheer and we are all behind him.”

Referring to an eventual caucus discussion with Mr. Bernier, Mr. Rayes said the main question will be: “Are you on board or not?”

The party is set to hold a policy convention next week in Halifax. Some 3,000 delegates from across the country will debate major issues such as immigration, economic policy and democratic reform.

The convention is being billed as a chance to mobilize the Conservative Party’s base before the October, 2019, election. But Mr. Bernier’s recent controversial remarks on Twitter, on diversity and other hot-button issues, threaten to overshadow the agenda, with Conservative MPs expecting the matter to dominate the meetings.

On Thursday, Mr. Scheer avoided questions about Mr. Bernier’s future in the caucus.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/poli...a-week-before/
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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So an elected member of parliament can’t make a statement that is in line with the thoughts of many Canadians , without it being controversial, sad .
 
spilledthebeer
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Quote: Originally Posted by walter View Post

progs are always telling us what to do and think.


Analfloss is a member of the conservative party like bho is a libertarian.




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