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Canada Albertans 'taken for granted,' Maxime Bernier says

11:25  27 september  2019
11:25  27 september  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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CALGARY - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government has worked hard in the last year to show Albertans that it is listening to their concerns. While spending Wednesday in Calgary campaigning for a pair of pending federal byelections, he noted the Liberal government has adjusted

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Leader of the People’s Party of Canada Maxime Bernier Leader of the People’s Party of Canada Maxime Bernier

The campaign trail brought People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier to Calgary, where he's hoping to pick up seats on election day.

Bernier spoke to CBC News on Thursday ahead of a rally at the Metropolitan Conference Centre downtown.

"We have a lot of members that are coming from Alberta, so that's a good sign, and the organization on the ground is very good," Bernier said.

"Our biggest challenge in Alberta and outside Alberta is to be known."

'Real conservative values'

Bernier said that thanks to Justin Trudeau's unpopularity in the province, he isn't worried about splitting the conservative vote in Alberta.

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Trudeau, meanwhile, said Albertans are tired of being taken for granted . He said Canadians are grateful for the contributions Albertans have made over the years and he acknowledged the economic hardship many in the province are facing due to low oil prices.

23, Maxime Bernier announced his departure from the Conservatives to form his own federal party. Bernier says that while at the monastery, he concluded he was in politics for the ideas and needed Around the same time, it emerged that Bernier had granted a one-hour phone interview to Kevin J

"I think we can do well," Bernier said. "I believe that Justin Trudeau won't be able to elect one of his candidates here in Alberta, so if they vote for us … they will vote only for what they believe, and real conservative values."

Trudeau wasn't the only party leader Bernier criticized.

He also took aim at Alberta's Premier Jason Kenney for endorsing Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer, and Scheer himself for his absence in Alberta during election season.

The latter is a sign, Bernier says, of the province being taken "for granted."

"I am a little bit disappointed of your premier here, because he is supporting Andrew Scheer," Bernier said.

"Andrew Scheer won't use the Constitution to be sure that we are able to build pipelines. Andrew Scheer won't look at the equalization formula, for that formula to be fair and less generous. We are the only party that is answering to the frustration that Albertans have here."

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( Bernier maintains he never took the papers out of his briefcase, and Couillard refused to participate in a A 2006 article from L’Actualité titled: “The Albertan From Quebec.” And a 2007 piece that stands out: “ Maxime Bernier says the Conservative leader asked him for his views on the Quebec platform.

He said the previous federal government said for 10 years that it supported Alberta and the oilsands, but was unable to get a pipeline built to any ports. Kenney is running for the Alberta Tory leadership. “ Albertans are tired of being taken for granted and they want a better option, and that's exactly what

Contrary to Bernier's statements, Scheer has said in the past that he would invoke constitutional powers to declare the construction of pipelines "in the national interest."

Bernier predicts 500 for rally

There are 34 People's Party candidates running in Alberta, and 10 of them are in Calgary.

Bernier would not divulge which ridings he is optimistic about winning, saying the party does not do polling.

But he feels the party has a fighting chance in Calgary and the region.

Bernier predicted a crowd of 500 people would be at Thursday's rally.

"When Andrew Scheer was in Alberta a couple of days ago, he had only 100 [people here]," Bernier told the CBC.

National polls currently have the People's Party of Canada trailing all other parties with 3.1 per cent.

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