MP Maxime Bernier quits 'morally corrupt' Conservatives, plans to start new party


JLM
#91
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

I don't think that will be a problem in his riding, pete. This really pisses me off. This close to an election and once again the party is looking like a bunch of dolts that can't handle controversy with an ounce of grace. I don't lay this mess all at Max's feet either.


Just for a slight change of subject midstream, I'd like to see Justin postpone legalizing marijuana for another year. Quite frankly I don't even want to be on the roads until they've developed a foolproof device for testing. A lawyer spoke at length on the noon news and they don't have one yet.
 
Hoid
+1
#92
you have been on the roads for years with people smoking weed.
 
bill barilko
+1
#93
Haven't followed this development much first heard about on the CBC while travelling in the USA.

In any case isn't this exactly what the Liberals want/need?

A divided opposition tearing it's guts apart?

Of course Bernier will eventually disappear people who 'want to do politics their way' always do remember that woman who said similar with the NDP?

You don't remember?

That's why.
Last edited by bill barilko; Aug 29th, 2018 at 12:14 AM..
 
petros
+3
#94
He will have zero impact on the next election or any election.

It's like saying the Green Party decimated the NDP.
 
bill barilko
+2
#95
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

He will have zero impact on the next election or any election....

I'm not disagreeing but shouldn't someone with his experience know that?

Or are Cons that stupid?

Hubris?
 
JLM
+1
#96
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

I find Max almost as insufferably arrogant as I did Jean at times.

I just listened to a recording of Jean on C.B.C. radio from about a year ago. I've always liked him and think he has a great sense of humour. Really quite humble too. I think when he got to be P.M. perhaps he was promoted beyond his best performance date!

Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

I'm not disagreeing but shouldn't someone with his experience know that?

Or are Cons that stupid?

Hubris?

It's a matter of "can't see the forest for the trees".
 
petros
+2
#97
Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

I'm not disagreeing but shouldn't someone with his experience know that?

Or are Cons that stupid?

Hubris?

Conservatives don't give a shit about him.

There is power in numbers and those numbers are more concerned with putting PM Dandy into opposition land.

Bernier lacks the numbers to have any power.

Nobody jumped up and followed him out the doors of the convention.
 
Twin_Moose
+1
#98
The best he will do is split the block vote, steal some from the dissatisfied Quebec Liberal vote, Cons. see him for what he is throwing a tantrum against the CPC for not voting him as leader. The impact on CPC will be pretty small, especially outside Quebec.
 
petros
#99
Francophones here in SK and MB weren't impressed according to what was stated on Radio One.
 
Twin_Moose
#100
Not impressed in which way? Bernier throwing a tantrum and quitting? Or Scheer didn't have his back and shoulda kept him in the party?
 
Mowich
#101
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Just for a slight change of subject midstream, I'd like to see Justin postpone legalizing marijuana for another year. Quite frankly I don't even want to be on the roads until they've developed a foolproof device for testing. A lawyer spoke at length on the noon news and they don't have one yet.


Not going to happen, JLM. The Great Enabler knows that postponing this any further could cost him votes.
 
spaminator
#102
Bernier only candidate in People’s Party, seeks official status
Canadian Press
Published:
October 10, 2018
Updated:
October 10, 2018 12:02 PM EDT
Maxime Bernier speaks with the media after filing papers for the Peoples Party of Canada at the Elections Canada office in Gatineau, Que., Wednesday, October 10, 2018.Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — Quebec MP Maxime Bernier is trying to make his political movement official.
The Quebec MP clutched a thick brown folder under his arm as he arrived at Elections Canada offices in Gatineau, Que., this morning to seek official registration for the People’s Party of Canada.
For now, Bernier is the only candidate but he says there are already 43 riding associations in place and more candidates will be recruited in January.
Maxime Bernier’s new political party: The People’s Party of Canada
Bernier was a Conservative MP for more than a decade before leaving the party in August amid a dispute with Leader Andrew Scheer, mainly over the party’s support for supply management.
Many on the conservative side of the political spectrum fear Bernier’s party will split the right-wing vote, allowing the Liberals to easily win another majority government.
While he doesn’t agree entirely with the platform of the incoming Coalition Avenir Quebec government in his home province, Bernier says he’s encouraged by the fact that people were willing to vote for a new party.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...fficial-status