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Canada People’s Party’s Bernier Max’d out on ‘mass immigration,’ climate-emergency claims

07:40  26 september  2019
07:40  26 september  2019 Source:   vancouversun.com

People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier invited to two broadcast debates

People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier invited to two broadcast debates OTTAWA — People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier has secured an invitation Monday to two official leaders' debates in October. Bernier had previously been denied a chance to attend because the independent commission responsible for organizing the debates found his party did not have multiple candidates with a "legitimate chance" of being elected. 

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+ SURREY, B.C. — People ’ s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier began a speech in Surrey, B.C., with protesters yelling “PPC, shut it down!” outside a hotel ballroom where he was speaking. Security officers barred a door before about a dozen protesters dispersed

a man wearing a suit and tie sitting at a table: People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier, pictured in Vancouver on Sept. 25, 2019.© Arlen Redekop People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier, pictured in Vancouver on Sept. 25, 2019.

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier brought his campaign messages of cutting taxes and slashing immigration to Metro Vancouver Wednesday, and was dogged by protesters at two of his events.

While Bernier spoke in a Surrey ballroom, protesters yelled “PPC, shut it down!” Security officers barred a door, preventing the dozen or so people carrying signs in support of immigrants and refugees from entering the room.

Bernier’s organizers were also preparing for protesters outside a nighttime rally in Vancouver, which the party said had 900 supporters register to attend.

People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier invited to two broadcast debates

People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier invited to two broadcast debates OTTAWA — People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier has secured an invitation Monday to two official leaders' debates in October. Bernier had previously been denied a chance to attend because the independent commission responsible for organizing the debates found his party did not have multiple candidates with a "legitimate chance" of being elected. But former governor general and current debates commissioner David Johnston gave the party more time to make its case for inclusion. And on Monday, Johnston said that given new evidence, the People's Party of Canada does in fact have a "reasonable chance" at winning multiple seats.

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In a sit-down interview with Postmedia, Bernier defended his platform policies, saying he is against “mass immigration” but insists he is not radical, arguing he wants Canada to let in more skilled immigrants, but far fewer immigrants overall.

“I don’t have any problem with them protesting, but what I’m telling them: ‘Let’s have a discussion about that.’ They use this white supremacist and racist card because they don’t want to discuss,” said Bernier, a former Conservative MP and leadership candidate whose PPC party was officially launched less than a year ago.

“For me, everyone knows Maxime Bernier and what I did in the last 13 years in politics. I don’t have to justify myself that I’m not a racist and I won’t play that game.”

Say-no-to-mass-immigration billboards in support of the PPC were taken down this summer after they sparked outrage in Metro Vancouver, and yet Bernier maintains his policies are embraced by many voters here and noted some of his candidates were immigrants themselves.

Bernier talks controversial party values on NB campaign stop

Bernier talks controversial party values on NB campaign stop Maxime Bernier became the first party leader to visit New Brunswick during the federal election campaign this week, and on Tuesday he brought his contentious brand of populist ideals to CFB Gagetown.

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The People ’ s party is running against “official multiculturalism” and is calling for Canada to accept between 200,000 and 250,000 fewer immigrants each Bernier also made baseless claims about the science of global warming while defending himself against the label he is a climate -change denier.

Maxime Bernier standing in front of a table:  ‘For me, everyone knows Maxime Bernier and what I did in the last 13 years in politics,’ says the People’s Party of Canada leader. ‘I don’t have to justify myself that I’m not a racist and I won’t play that game.’© Arlen Redekop ‘For me, everyone knows Maxime Bernier and what I did in the last 13 years in politics,’ says the People’s Party of Canada leader. ‘I don’t have to justify myself that I’m not a racist and I won’t play that game.’

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh were also campaigning in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, a sign the area is an important battleground during this federal election.

Bernier said the fledgling PPC had nominated candidates in all but one of B.C.’s 42 ridings, and would have a full slate by the end of the nomination period. He believes his party is polling at about five per cent in some local ridings, but stopped short of saying where he is gaining the most support.

He said his candidates are well-vetted, but acknowledged Wednesday his campaign will look into an animated video posted by a supporter that bore the PPC name and contained bikini-clad women thrusting suggestively, guns being fired, and foul language.

Singh ‘troubled’ by Bernier’s invite to leaders’ debate, calls on commissioner to reconsider

Singh ‘troubled’ by Bernier’s invite to leaders’ debate, calls on commissioner to reconsider The letter comes a day after it was announced Bernier would be invited to participate in Canada's official leadership debate.

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The People ' s Party of Canada was formed last summer, when MP Maxime Bernier quit the Conservative Party after a fallout over statements he made online about immigration and multiculturalism.

“I’m not aware of that, I will have to look into that personally and with my team,” Bernier said when told of the video that was advertising a PPC meetup in Vancouver on Saturday. “The promotion of our party is based on principle, it’s based on respect.”

When asked about how to address Metro Vancouver’s housing affordability crisis, Bernier said reducing immigration is one of the answers, noting many immigrants move to Vancouver and Toronto, which puts pressure on the housing market.

“If you have fewer immigrants that can help, and the most important is to lower taxes, that will help Canadians and people in B.C. and Vancouver to have more money to buy their first house,” he said.

Bernier does not support the climate-crisis platforms of the Liberal, NDP and Green parties, arguing climate change is normal and not primarily the result of human activity.

Don’t be afraid of including Maxime Bernier in debates

Don’t be afraid of including Maxime Bernier in debates Don’t be afraid of including Maxime Bernier in debates

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Bernier would pull out of climate accord. Bernier said his party now has a head office and five full-time employees, but he won't release the names of his team members until the People ' s Party of Canada is officially approved "We believe in immigration , but we don't believe in mass immigration .

a sign above a store:  A billboard featuring a portrait of People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier and its message in Toronto in August 2019.© Moe Doiron A billboard featuring a portrait of People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier and its message in Toronto in August 2019.

“We must not change our way of life because of that … There is no crisis for sure,” said Bernier, who does not believe students should leave school this Friday to participate in global climate action strikes.

“I am saying to Canadians, there is no climate emergency in this country.”

Bernier said his biggest problem isn’t his platform, but the fact that many people have never heard of his new party.

“The biggest challenge that we have, it is not about our policies, it is the fact that maybe half of the population doesn’t know that we exist,” he said.

Bernier hopes his participation in the leaders debate will boost his party’s profile, and says he looks forward to debating Singh, who has criticized PPC policies as “ideology of hate.”

— With a file from The Canadian Press

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