September 27, 2018

FULL INTERVIEW: Maxime Bernier & Ezra Levant on the People's Party of Canada

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Maxime Bernier leader of the People's Party of Canada joined me to discuss the principles of his new party, immigration, and the politically correct media.

If polls are correct, Bernier’s party is already in the double-digits. I’m interested in who can win and who can beat Justin Trudeau. But I’m also interested in knowing that whoever can win will be a change, more than just a change in the team colours from red to blue.

Bernier explained how his party is the only one that will eliminate the Dairy Cartel, end corporate welfare, and encourage the private delivery of healthcare. He's also the only leader willing to call out extreme multiculturalism and the fake news coming from Canada's state broadcaster the CBC.

WATCH my full interview with Maxime Bernier to see why he thinks the media is so intent on smearing him, what makes him different than Andrew Scheer's Conservatives, and how he plans to "make this country great again".

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commented 2018-10-01 00:53:02 -0400
Leonid Elbert…. The Pretend Conservative Party, has to earn small “c” conservative votes.We owe that Damn party nothing. I’m sick of voting for them and having them slither off to the left as soon as the election is over. They’re doing it here in Alberta already, so I’ll vote for the Alberta Party..These Red Tory vermin like your pal Joke Clark make me sick. I have more respect for Trudeau than Scheer because at least the sock model isn’t pretending he’s a conservative.
commented 2018-09-29 23:10:45 -0400
What is your idea of ‘interventionist’ policies to fix immigration Leonid?

I think Justin will do it faster, but Scheer’s vacillation, fence sitting ,messaging as clear as mud and propensity to boot licking, means Canada will not be in any better position after four years. I wanted to vote for him. He lost my vote, he lost it. I’m sorry, I think Scheer has been ‘influenced’ by the same globalist agenda as Justin, only Justin understands exactly what he’s doing( or Butts does). I don’t know if Scheer does. There is a global infection, an agenda which comes from somewhere else, and I am afraid it has infected both our existing main parties.

If Harper were running today, although his immigration numbers were much less than what is being proposed for the future, I would say he was too plugged into the global agenda. Economic trade deals are one thing but when it involves agreeing to take in massive numbers from cultures we don’t really jive with, I want some consultation. I have no confidence that Scheer is up to protecting us from the threats we are facing, or able to withstand bullying from the Liberal’s or the UN. My bet is he will cave, on anything. I have no confidence in him. Plus he thinks his base are deplorables. No matter what he bleats, he does not believe in free speech. Its just no way to get votes.

By the time Scheer figures out how to close the border his four years will be up.
commented 2018-09-29 22:26:35 -0400
And another thing: I can’t understand how anyone can trust a Libertarian, one who believes in non-interventionist policies, to fix immigration.
commented 2018-09-29 22:24:27 -0400
“If Scheer gets in you’ll have more of the same anyway. "
Liza Rosie,
So, you believe Scheer is going to keep turning Canada into a “post-nation state with no core identity or mainstream”? That Scheer will keep repealing Harpers tough on crime laws, as Trudeau is doing right now? That Scheer will keep on bringing Syrian “refugees” on top of those illegal migrants who sneak in from the US?

I understand that there’s plenty to dislike about the Conservatives, but if Trudeau stays, he’ll make things even worse and he’ll do it quickly. So don’t tell me it’s “more of the same”. It’s bad enough that we gave the Liberals more than a decade of uncontested rule because of the split in the 1990s. I don’t want this to happen again, especially when the Liberals have moved so far to the Left that they make the NDP look like moderate fis-cons. Bernier and his phony party will achieve nothing but ruining it for the rest of us. Just as the People’s Alliance ruined it for New Brunswick in 2014.

By the way, if the 90s are too far away, then let’s at least remember that Trump didn’t win on free trade and “let the market fix itself”, Trump won because he promised to bring the jobs back to America.
commented 2018-09-29 22:18:35 -0400
Barbara C , You nailed it ! 100% correct .
commented 2018-09-29 21:25:37 -0400
Leonid Elbert said, “Maxime Bernier failed to sell his policies to the member of his own party (of the time)”
100% correct! That tells me all I need to know about the conservative party, because I agree with what Bernier stands for. I know Scheer stands for the Dairy cartel but that is really all he has been clear on.
commented 2018-09-29 21:18:22 -0400
Hey Leonid Elbert, don’t worry yourself then. If Scheer gets in you’ll have more of the same anyway.

I just don’t get the supply management opposition from any average Canadian, no matter what province they are in. Who doesn’t want to pay less for milk, cheese, eggs, dairy, poultry and every product which include any of these as ingredients? Especially with more people out of work. Its not like these 16,000 farmers are getting thrown out of business overnight or with no compensation.

Bernier is the only fix. I don’t know how he is going to do it, but he is the only man for the job.

Barbara Cartile, I agree whole heartedly.
commented 2018-09-29 21:14:09 -0400
commented 2018-09-29 19:44:26 -0400
Sheer is the weakest leader of the LibCons I have ever seen .
commented 2018-09-29 19:00:54 -0400
Maxime Bernier failed to sell his policies to the member of his own party (of the time). If anything, the only reason he came that far in the leadership vote, was because many Conservative Party members ranked their preferences strategically, to stop Kevin O’Leary from winning. The idea was that Maxime Bernier, a Libertarian, would be better than openly social Liberal O’Leary. Then O’Leary quit (thanks God or it would be a three-way, not two-way split) and voters choose Scheer.

Now Maxime Bernier is taking his policies directly to the voters. Let’s see:
  • More private health-care
  • Revisit and reduce Federal transfers.
  • Privatize Canada Post.
  • Ending supply management.

Now, even those few listed here – GOOD LUCK MARKETING THIS EAST OF SASKATCHEWAN! BTW, talking about the supply management – have we already forgot the battle over the Wheat Board?

Conservative members rejected Bernier and rightfully so. He could have tried again next time with more thought off platform. Instead he chose to leave the Conservatives and split the vote. The most likely outcome – is the one that happened in New Brunswick 4 years ago, when the People’s Alliance split the vote in 4 key ridings, giving Brian Gallant a majority. (Without the PA, David Alward would have had a “Joe Clark victory”.) This time, it was practically a miracle that the PC and the PA together actually have a narrow majority. And you know why? Because the PA did not have a candidate in my riding, in Moncton SouthWest. If they had run a candidate, Sherry Wilson would have lost (just as Barry Ogden lost St.John Harbor) and there would be 22:21 for the Liberals and a Liberal-Green coalition running the province until 2022.

Maxime Bernier will not become Canada’s next Prime Minister. That won’t happen. Instead, thanks to him, thanks to his party splitting the vote in close ridings, Trudeau is more likely to have remain in power till 2023.
commented 2018-09-29 18:43:33 -0400
“…cute little dimples and lack of gumption …”

You have nailed Scheer exactly, FRANCIS DRYDEN.
commented 2018-09-29 18:22:41 -0400
I agree with all of Maxime Bernier`s policies. However there is one issue that I want to concentrate on here, and if its not dealt with in the near future, then nothing else will matter.
In 1971 Pierre Trudeau (our then Prime Minister ) announced to the Canadian people that Multiculturalism would become government was not up for discussion, it was forced on the country. Canadians at that time did not know what that meant. So it came about without anyone even noticing. Now we have Justin.
Most people are totally unaware of the damage that Justin Trudeau and his Left thinking followers are doing to this country. The Global Multiculturalists have a plan for Canada, and Justin Trudeau is helping them to achieve it.
The Liberal Government has brought close to one half million Muslims into this country. They plan to bring in as many more in each of the coming years. Other people from various countries are openly walking into Canada daily. Our laws and no longer being upheld or enforced by this government, and these illegal people have no regard for the rules. They see an opportunity to enter a country with lax politicians.
The Muslim ideology is to invade a country through mass immigration, to overwhelm and take control of the white Christian population. They do not assimulate into an existing society when coming to a country,rather they try to force their ways and laws upon the host country.
The aim of the Liberal Party is to change the fabric of Canada, to change the character of our Canadian identity. The aim of the Liberal Party is to gradually eliminate the Canadian culture through mass immigration. Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal are now close to 50% foreign inhabited. In the next 15 years it is predicted that all of Canada will be 50% non white. In time it is predicted that Canada will be only 20% white. We will be a minority in our own country. Without Canadians there will be no Canada.
We are not permitted to celebrate our God given right to our French and English Heritage, our forefathers who settled this country some 400 years ago. We are told that we have “stolen this land”. Only the “ethnic minorities” coming here are allowed to be proud of their past, their customs, their way of life.
Think about what you want our future Canada to look like People!
We need a leader who cares about our Heritage, our Customs, our Way of Life, our Canada.
Maxium Bernier is our way to achieve our rightful future.
commented 2018-09-29 17:38:00 -0400
I like her too Terry. She doesn’t want to see Canada become the place she left over a decade ago.
She is one of my favorite apostates. I wish she would do more content. You know how I feel about Islam, but I Iove apostates.
commented 2018-09-29 02:04:32 -0400
Liza Rosie; Might I add subscribing to One Godless Woman. Excellant channel.
commented 2018-09-29 02:03:17 -0400
I know Liza….
commented 2018-09-29 01:13:27 -0400
Richard Clarkesaid, " I don’t want to see another liberal term here and do believe that will happen if Max continues with this party."
What I am afraid of is having four more years of Liberal policies if we elect Scheer. He is leaning more and more left by the day. Canada can’t survive another four years of this regardless of which party dishes it out.
commented 2018-09-29 01:12:02 -0400
Paul Miller..I’ve looked at those/your platforms. They are worth a shot I must agree..Canada needs one united front against tyranny..dictatorship from all Canadian Political Parties.. let’s see who rises from the heap of stink and goes forward…
commented 2018-09-29 01:00:16 -0400
Ex Muslim , One Godless Woman says the conservatives are partnering with Islamists …

…and explains here, who they are and why this is a bad idea.
…..and the NCCM twitter page, a guide for Canadian Muslims on the Islamization of Canada.
So why are the conservatives cozying up to them? Oh yeah, just all a part of the vote buying game.

They actually called Faith a neo nazi in a tweet – disgusting.
I won’t be voting for a party who is supporting the NCCM . Be sure to read as far as you can. It is a playbook for the m103 quelling of a nation and be sure to understand who the NCCM are, who they are connected to and what their agenda is for Canada.
commented 2018-09-29 00:40:24 -0400
YVONNE BOHME, I cannot believe that you have ever read Maxime’s policies, for you to hold that opinion of him. Follow Bernier’s twitter feed for a couple of days and tell me he isn’t bringing up issues which are important to you, no matter where you live in Canada, (unless of course you are a liberal or ndp)
…and just to reiterate. Bernier wants to break the dairy cartel, AND re adjust equalization payments to better reflect damaged economies due the resource shut down of the Liberal government. Does that sound like someone who is only interested in Quebec?
commented 2018-09-29 00:26:30 -0400
Michael Dobruk said, “Privatization of our health care system will be devastating to seniors and low income Canadian’s.”

Michael, may I suggest you listen again. Nowhere did Max say he was going to privatize the whole system. He is suggesting having both private and public. You do realize that with such a system wait times in the public system would be less, and the stress on the entire system would lifted somewhat. It would be a win, win for everybody. I know many seniors who go to the U.S when it comes to any disease, as the wait times and budget constraints here will kill you, before you even get to see the specialist. Introducing private clinics would improve the public system. Besides with this influx of migrants Justin insists on flooding us with, the existing system will never handle it. What Max is suggesting for health care is a good thing, not a bad thing.
commented 2018-09-28 22:50:56 -0400
Refreshing…..Political correctness – Out the window, Canadian values – immigrants coming here to be like us, smaller government, common sense, FANTASTIC!
commented 2018-09-28 17:24:23 -0400
This was FANTASTIC; It gives me new hope in politics and politicians! I have been a member of the Conservative Party since its inception, but I’m moving to The Peoples Party.
commented 2018-09-28 16:59:38 -0400
Superb interview Ezra. That’s the most comfortable I have seen Max doing an interview. You asked him hard questions. He provided good answers.
Max has his own common sense policies, yet he is open to ideas and looking for solutions for debate and discussion on how to make Canada better.

There is no dividing the right in Canada. Max is on the right. The others are leftists. There are other small parties on the right but they are virtually non-existent because they refuse to stir up controversy.

Max keeps himself relevant by tweeting everyday. Just like Trump, if he is not the main story, he makes himself the main story. His Twitter followers are growing by a hundred a day.
Vote for the person the fake stream media hates the most; a patriotic Canadian who loves Canada. Right now that is Maxime Bernier.

Looking forward to the next interview with Max.
commented 2018-09-28 16:44:43 -0400
Ezra, what Maxine Bernier will do here if he set’s this party up before the next federal election is split the Conservative votes and given Trudeau another win and we do not need that in this country. We have the same problem in Alberta when we had some conservatives set up the Wildrose and look what happened the NDP walked right up the middle. I think that max should wait until we get Trudeau out first. O’Leary has the same view as well. I don’t want to see another liberal term here and do believe that will happen if Max continues with this party.
commented 2018-09-28 16:17:23 -0400
Interesting Interview – now what about Western Canada, the pipelines?
commented 2018-09-28 15:41:24 -0400
Ezra did a great interview with Mad Max Bernier, but it would’ve been even better if he had him explain exactly what changes and how it will affect low and middle class Canadians. Privatization of our health care system will be devastating to seniors and low income Canadian’s. On that one issue I am on the fence between Scheer and Bernier.
commented 2018-09-28 12:47:02 -0400
Yvonne B , Maxime Bernier is the only politician that doesn’t support the socialist dairy cartel so there I fixed it for you .
commented 2018-09-28 12:11:00 -0400
As long as Maxime supports the Quebec centered MILK CARTEL he will be seen as a Quebec centric leader interested in Quebec only issues. I haven’t heard him say anything about protecting the western grain farmers or the BC lumber industry. The west has been picked on by Ottawa long enough, we’re not interested in another Quebecer telling us what is best for us.