•   
  •   
  •   

Canada Maxime Bernier officially launches new conservative People’s Party

17:52  14 september  2018
17:52  14 september  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

Bernier says he has raised over $90K since quitting the Conservative party

  Bernier says he has raised over $90K since quitting the Conservative party Quebec MP Maxime Bernier says he has raised more than $90,000 since quitting the Conservative party. In a fundraising email to supporters today, Bernier says his campaign has "momentum" and that he plans to unveil his party's name and logo next week. In a fundraising email to supporters today, Bernier says his campaign has "momentum" and that he plans to unveil his party's name and logo next week.

Conservative MP Maxime Bernier talks with media in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.© THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Matthew Usherwood Conservative MP Maxime Bernier talks with media in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Maxime Bernier has officially launched the People's Party.

In a press conference Friday morning in Ottawa, the Beauce MP who left the Conservative Party last month unveiled the name of his new conservative party and vowed it will be competitive in time for the 2019 federal election.

READ MORE: Here’s how Maxime Bernier’s new political party could impact the 2019 election

"Why this name? Because it's time the Canadian government put Canadian people first when they make decisions and policies. he said, noting the party will be headquartered in Gatineau, Quebec.

Bernier says his campaign has 'momentum'

  Bernier says his campaign has 'momentum' OTTAWA - Quebec MP Maxime Bernier says he has raised more than $90,000 since quitting the Conservative party. In a fundraising email to supporters today, Bernier says his campaign has "momentum" and that he plans to unveil his party's name and logo next week. The maverick MP announced Aug. 23 that he was leaving the Conservative party and starting his own political movement. Bernier says he is speaking with supporters and organizers, completing the requisite Elections Canada forms and developing the party's constitution and platform. © Maxime Bernier announces he will leave the Conservative party during a news conference in Ottawa on ...

"No one is speaking for the people."

Bernier said his new party has raised about $140,000 in the three weeks since he left his former party and vowed to start his own.

That fundraising amount comes despite the fact his new party cannot yet issue tax receipts to donors.

His move came following a tumultuous year that saw Bernier repeatedly at odds with Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, to whom he narrowly lost the party leadership race last year.

Bernier said the focus of the party will be fighting for individual responsibility and will oppose government intervention.

He also highlighted the "migrant crisis" as one of the major issues the main political parties now are not paying enough attention to.

The plan is to have candidates in all 338 ridings in time for the upcoming election, he said.

Bernier team 'can't keep up' with offensive, off-message online content .
From Facebook groups that suggest an affiliation that doesn't exist to a website that riffs off Bernier's party name, there's a lot of content circulating online that the leader of the People's Party of Canada and his team are anxious to put at a distance.Even on Bernier's own Facebook discussion forums, administrators have started to warn users they will take a "strict editorial line" and delete any unwanted comments.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!