November 15, 2018

Interview with Maxime Bernier: Selling the CBC, dividing the right?

David MenziesMission Specialist

On November 14, Maxime Bernier held a rally in Toronto, so I took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about the PPC platform, and about the media’s clear bias against him and anyone with a conservative message.

Bernier touched on an independent CBC, a majority Trudeau win in 2019, a timeline for a balanced budget and whether he's "dividing the right."

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commented 2018-11-19 05:00:49 -0500
Cathy, Max tried to influence the CPC with his conservative ideas for 1 year. They didn’t listen to him. His ideas are not welcome. That’s why he started the PPC. Forget about party names and colors. Focus on what people stand for. Here’s what I mean…

If a leader doesn’t support conservative ideas but he wraps himself in blue, is he conservative? I think someone like that is called fake, a fraud or a poser. That’s what Andrew Scheer is, and that’s exactly why Max left the CPC. He doesn’t fit in with the party. So, he’s not a traitor. If you’re a right-winger, Max is your only choice.

Yes, we have the CBC, but many people don’t trust them. I think more people are aware of what’s happening than you realize. Jihadi Trudeau is the most hated PM in Canadian history.
commented 2018-11-17 14:27:02 -0500
The reason I called Bernier a traitor is because he left the conservative party to start his own party and it sounds like there are people listening to what he has to say. I even liked what he had to say when deciding who to choose as leader of the conservative party. I hate the UN’s governance over our country and I hate cbc. It’s making me nervous thinking about how the liberal party is doing everything they can to completely demolish any chance for the conservative party to win in the 2019 election. Canada is going down really hard if the liberals win in the next election. Hardly anyone knows what’s really going on because of cbc and You tube etc and they just might cast their ballads in favour of the liberals in the next election or weaken the conservative party to the point of not being able to have much say. Things are not looking too good. Libtards learned they have to do something major from the landslide victory the Ontario conservative party had.
commented 2018-11-17 11:54:24 -0500
16,136, a very pathetic showing Canada. E petition 411 which ended in M 103 garnered 70,000. We should be ashamed if we don’t pass that number by the Feb. 21 closing date.

FYI, via the loose envelope of m103, money has just been allocated to the RCMP to monitor (and charge,curb,quell?) ‘bad or mean words’ written by Canadians online. Where do people think this is going? It will never be easier to speak out than it is today. Speak out now while you still can. The window is closing. Where else has money been allocated at the request of M103?
commented 2018-11-17 11:31:15 -0500
The traitors are the politicians who have have tied us to the UN world government. The money we send out of our country at the behest of the UN is full on crazy. This ‘Global Compact For Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration’ (which will be signed by Canada shortly if it isn’t stopped) is giving the UN a free hand to dictate to us who we share our country with, and we will have no say over numbers. We will in effect no longer be a sovereign country. What does Scheer have to say about this UN directive? Bernier wants to cut the leash the UN has around our necks, as do many other countries. The more countries who refuse to sign the pact, means more incoming for the countries who do sign on to UN governance. It will be hell on earth for us, and a permanent underclass for the government to manipulate into keeping them in power. International law forced on us by an unelected foreign body. The rest of us be damned.

Bernier is no traitor. He is the only one who is talking about Canada first.
The Terrible Truth About the UN Migration Compact

Stefan Molyneux
Published on 16 Nov 2018
“In December 2018, world leaders gather to sign the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration – a disaster for Western countries which virtually eliminates property rights and free speech, enshrining the right for everyone to enter Western countries and live off the taxpayer.”
commented 2018-11-16 23:56:33 -0500
Cathy, how is Maxime a traitor? The CPC doesn’t represent conservatives anymore. Max is the real conservative.

Why are you negative about the election? Do you think Jihadi Trudeau is going to rig it with electronic voting machines, or call for recounts until he wins?
commented 2018-11-16 11:31:59 -0500
“On the other hand there are 75 seats in Quebec; I have been told that only 9-13 are HEAVY Dairy Farmer areas, leaving about 65 possible seats”
Very good point Ron.
commented 2018-11-16 04:38:49 -0500
Well, maybe Bernier will pull the classic Liberals voters to his camp. I hope you are right on this prediction, Liza. I doubt he will influence much if any NDP voters.

The vote will be split, but how it will be split is what we will have to wait and see. I just hope that Trudeau does not win again. Canada will be trashed completely if he gets another four years.

Two election I am eager to see, Alberta in May 2019 and federal in October 2019.

Will we see a Conservative wave?
commented 2018-11-16 01:01:09 -0500
Ron Voss…But that’s why Bernier tags himself as the Principled Conservative, no pandering to special interests as Scheer is doing.

Yes Ron V. 100% correct, we wouldn’t want Bernier to change over to Dairy Industry. I was only pointing out a hill for Max to climb with Que. Dairy Farmers and they have a War Chest of 100 Mil. to fight Politicians that don’t agree with them.

On the other hand there are 75 seats in Quebec; I have been told that only 9-13 are HEAVY Dairy Farmer areas, leaving about 65 possible seats, keeping in mind Bernier’s French Heritage (This is big in Que) advantage over the English Canadian Scheer or the illegal Refugee enabler Trudeau.
commented 2018-11-16 00:01:22 -0500
Why not a full blown support back up for Mr. Bernier? The liberals and the traditional Conservatives have been going back and forth.. for how long now? Same ole…same ole..

commented 2018-11-15 23:45:36 -0500
The cnn and the liberalist globalist did the same thing to Mr. Trump..Now he is Mr. President Trump.
commented 2018-11-15 23:31:33 -0500
Cathy R. its not like Bernier just showed up out of nowhere and we don’t know anything about him. The only reason the cbc is covering him at all is because they don’t consider him a threat……yet. They don’t understand at the moment that the votes will be coming from many sources not just the CPC. The classical liberal who stayed with the party last time may very well move over to the PPC thereby taking votes FROM Justin, not helping him.
If you trust Scheer and distrust Bernier to the point of thinking he is a liberal plant, then staying with the CPC is probably where you should stay.
If you want to blame someone, place it where it belongs, with Scheer, for being such a sell out. Nobody wanted to split the vote. Its a big chance. Scheer gave us no chance and no respect. Yes, the conservative party is now weak, and Scheer is responsible for it.
commented 2018-11-15 22:57:52 -0500
Maxime Bernier is a traitor to the conservative party as are most people today thanks to the liberal plants all over the country. Cbc is treating Bernier fairly in interviews lately so what does that tell you? With all the bs going on, the 2019 election is going to be a disaster and I wouldn’t doubt it if Trudeau has a chance at winning again because of the division of the conservative party and all the other rumours about how weak the conservative party is now blah blah blah.
commented 2018-11-15 22:41:13 -0500
RON JOSEPH commented, “Max, to be a contender, the PPC needs 35 seats in Quebec. In a normal situation that would be easy for you, but your stance on the Dairy Monopoly may make it difficult.”

But that’s why Bernier tags himself as the Principled Conservative, no pandering to special interests as Scheer is doing.
commented 2018-11-15 21:04:59 -0500
A vote for the “Conservatives” is a vote for more Liberal government with blue ties.
The last time the “Conservatives” were in power they INCREASED spending massively.
They are not to be trusted. VOTE PPC!
commented 2018-11-15 20:53:01 -0500
Who,other than the staunch left wing, dumb downed Liberal voter sees any value in the bought and paid for Liberal Party shill, the State Broadcaster?
Things will get worse until Trudeau and his regime are ousted. Maxime Bernier & the Peoples Party of Canada are the only ones that give us an real and honest choice to stand up against the Lib-lite, Socialist and Communist parties, not to mention the media party.
commented 2018-11-15 20:39:11 -0500
I wish he started 3 years ago. I’m scared of liberals
commented 2018-11-15 20:30:30 -0500
I’m with Mr. Berniers approach on the cbc..IMO he is thinking about us the grunts that work for a living.

They are the ones that will make it sink or swim..If the elite on the top of cbc just start to lay off all the grunts..they will sink fast.

Ron Voss.. Yes agree with his/your comment.."no longer financially support a dysfunctional “U.N.”.

This was a great bit of news…Keep the flame of real change lit Mr. Bernier! Turning it into a blaze of success would be the greatest achievement that the majority of Canadians could be a part of.

Get to that 30% that were tired of the same ole..same ole.

Thanks Mr. Bernier.
commented 2018-11-15 20:02:20 -0500
Max, to be a contender, the PPC needs 35 seats in Quebec. In a normal situation that would be easy for you, but your stance on the Dairy Monopoly may make it difficult.

I am surprised that you havn’t included in your speeches about yourself being spot on regarding the Bombardier Subsidies, and them rewarding the Taxpayers by laying off 2,000 people in Canada.
commented 2018-11-15 19:51:55 -0500
The excitement will grow and grow, and is. Scheer according to this poll won’t win. I don’t hold too much stock in polls. I would love nothing more than to see Bernier beat Justin, but no one knows what will happen.

As has been mentioned before, Bernier is splitting the vote for every party, not just the CPC. That is the Ace he has in the hole he has that the other parties don’t. I hope he will be able to gain the support that’s needed. There seem to be a lot of “walk aways”, those who didn’t bother to vote last time and virgin voters in Bernier’s camp already. Things are looking good. How wonderful would it be to take this country back.
commented 2018-11-15 19:45:50 -0500
PETER NETTERVILLE commented, Ron said, " … unlike what you claim … "
Who is the “you” in this statement?

I wrote this when there were not yet any comments posted. “You” is David Menzies with respect to the byline for this report being “Interview with Maxime Bernier: Selling the CBC…”.
commented 2018-11-15 19:30:31 -0500
Four percent of the voting public is pretty good for four weeks of operation. Keep up the good work Max, your voter base is sure to expand as the good word spreads and people realize that that the PCP is sliding the slippery slope to the Left.
commented 2018-11-15 18:37:26 -0500
Ron said, " … unlike what you claim … "

Who is the “you” in this statement?
commented 2018-11-15 18:16:53 -0500
Disappointingly, unlike what you claim, Bernier didn’t talk about selling the CBC, but rather to cut their budget step by step. What I do believe he said in his speech, which is encouraging, is that he wouid no longer financially support a dysfunctional “U.N.”.
commented 2018-11-15 18:02:48 -0500
When David asked Bernier about splitting the right, Bernier just redefined what is the “right” as that of only the PPC.

I agree with Bernier on this point.

But that does not change the fact that by splitting the vote between the CPC and PPC in each riding, it is most likely that the Liberal or NDP candidate will come up the middle and win that seat.

I like Bernier’s position on the CBC.

Shutting down the CBC as so many here said Harper should have done would not have worked.

But Bernier’s policy to reduce the CBC’s welfare cheque so that it forces the CBC to be more accountable to its’ Canadian viewers is a good idea.