February 24, 2019

INTERVIEW: Bernier, Tyler Thompson discuss all-important Burnaby South by-election

David MenziesMission Specialist

Monday, February 25 is Election Day in Burnaby South. And it’s a significant by-election to be sure.

For starters, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is hoping to finally win a seat. Meanwhile, this by-election also serves as the first true test for the brand new People’s Party of Canada.

In this interview, I check in to see how the battle is going with PPC Leader Maxime Bernier, and the PPC candidate hoping to win Burnaby South, Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson.

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commented 2019-02-24 23:23:08 -0500
I stated on The Rebel,last year, (numerous times…) that Andrew Scheer was not a conservative and I have not changed that position.This was even before Max Bernier indicated he was attempting to form a new party…. I think that there are (at least) several times in a person’s life when they are faced with making a decision that will likely have life-changing results and consequences….

Canadians are at one of those times right now.The status quo does not work.The “old boys club”…corruption…influence peddling…narrow-minded agendas and anything or everything you may wish to include in this list has brought us here….
It may be possible that Max Bernier is NOT what he appears to be or he may be EXACTLY what he appears to be.My point is that if you do not try something else…..then you are doomed to repeat your situation ad infinitum.
This is why I think Max is the only viable option at this time.The Liberal party(at least in it’s present form) needs to be decimated.The socialist dilettantes (NDP et al…) do not speak for the bulk of Canadians. Scheer has already shown that he will do or say (or not do or not say) almost anything to garner support.Bernier has made concrete statements.People may or may not like any single stance he has taken…but it is very refreshing to have a public figure take a stand on an issue and NOT almost immediately water it down or retreat from it.If you truly want a change….it requires effort and commitment….and sometimes traveling down a new road.
commented 2019-02-24 22:41:35 -0500
Liza said of Jagmeet, " how would it be if a member of Parliament was banned from going to certain countries because of his radical separatist views? Jagmeet is banned from India .
Agreed, except Chrystia Freeland is banned from Russia, an important country.
Have a good evening PETER, I hope you aren’t talking to us about vote splitting tomorrow night.
commented 2019-02-24 22:21:38 -0500
I like Mr. Bernier. I believe that he is sincere, and his platform certainly resonates stronger with me than what Mr. Scheer is presenting. He has a lot of moxy, and he would appear to be more along the lines of Donald Trump, which is what Canada needs. His interview on Dave Rubin’s show was excellent.
I sometimes wonder what would have happened in the Conservative Party if Mr. Bernier had won the leadership. Would he have taken the positions that he now takes? Or would he have been pressured to stand in the middle of the road, like Scheer is doing?
Interesting question. I would love to hear Mr. Bernier’s answer to that. Of course, we will never know, unless Scheer loses and the CPC needs a new leader. There are a lot of people who manipulate the leader, the power people in each party. I hope that Mr. Bernier’s party lets him lead, and not follow others.
commented 2019-02-24 22:14:16 -0500
Charred, did you read my entire post? Evidently not. Do not cherry pick what I wrote and imply something I never intended, otherwise I will begin to think that you are a deceptive troll like our good Keith thinks you are.
My point that evidently went over your head is that unlike some who think Max is not to be trusted, Max has learned what works from the errors he has made and I support him and the PPC. I already said a few days ago to you in response to another post is that I am a PPC member and have been since opening day. Trudeau and his Cabinet and his party members are criminals. As for Scheer, I wrote him seven times and the only answer I received to my questions regarding the future of Canada were requests for more money.

Max, what is best in life?
Crush the Islamists.
See the Leftists driven before you.
Hear the lamentation of the LibCons.
commented 2019-02-24 22:12:09 -0500
Ms. Rosie, that is the case for me. The first Federal stay at home election in my life after voting in 15.

My 2019 focus is the Alberta Provincial election. Move out the Laurentian focussed NDP. If that happens, then pressure Kenney, a federalist, to follow through on his promised legislation for a transfer payment referendum. Then consider political options in my remaining few years.
commented 2019-02-24 22:09:38 -0500
I agree Charred R. , “But I believe in Max he has my support, we can de-confederate anytime we want.”
commented 2019-02-24 21:55:17 -0500
Yes C.White, politicians have been saying the right things, hedging their bets and ultimately lying to us to get elected. Lyin Brian was a bad one. He is one of Scheer’s advisers.

We have had leader after leader of it, there is no doubt. I am putting my money on Bernier being different.
I am only saying that I hope you would try to not hold his heritage against him or the actions of past Quebec politicians. He is highly regarded in the west by many, which is where I live too. He wants to give the power to the provinces, that they should have according to the constitution, effectively decentralizing government. But he is willing also to get those pipelines built using the constitution if necessary. Scheer won’t commit to that.

If Bernier is the same old same old, you will see me hop on that train to separate in a millisecond. I will completely wash my hands of any hope to have a united Canada.

So in your mind then, no one is worth voting for?
commented 2019-02-24 21:38:20 -0500
Scheer is another UN puppet in a blue suit,he is such a watered down conservative he might as well just call him and his party Liberals-as we have all stated that before.
commented 2019-02-24 21:36:03 -0500
Sorry Ms. Rosie. I accept your points for argument sake, but I have followed his arguments from the time he ran for the leadership. I voted voted for neither he or Scheer. I agree that Scheer is Joe Clarke 2.0. But, I will also point out that Mulroney promised all the correct things to get elected which included platitudes to the West, and then proceeded to be the co-Premier of Quebec.

Five Quebec Prime Ministers/co-Premiers so far, I do not see the statistical probability that Bernier would not be a sixth.

Sadly, we are full circle back to the 70s.
commented 2019-02-24 21:10:21 -0500
Ms.LLTT said in part at approx. the 6:30 mark……simply put, Vote for what you want,…..not for what you don’t want.
Canada to the Max!
commented 2019-02-24 21:02:28 -0500
My opinion.. Bernier is different. We have to back him up with our heart and soul.
commented 2019-02-24 21:02:06 -0500
C. White, if you see no reason to think differently, then maybe you had better do a bit more homework before you decide. There are a multitude of reasons. Have you not listened to any of his interviews since he left the CPC. Scheer is the one who is kissing Quebec’s ass. If he gets in he has promised to limit the number of refugees they have to take, by busing them to the rest of the provinces instead. He will not lower immigrant numbers, get out of the Paris aggreement and I have little trust that he will get us out of the UN Compact.

Scheer is allowing the dairy cartel to pay and play in return for their vote (aren’t you sick of paying so much for milk cheese and chicken?) He won’t insist that Quebec get off their ass and extract their own resources and allow pipelines. Scheer is kissing ass and Bernier is the one who is working for the entire country, not buying votes, or allowing special interest to have their way. Scheer is even hedging at getting to the bottom of the SNC Lavalin affair because Quebec would lose some jobs. He is so far up Quebec’s ass for votes his eyes are brown.

C White, get some information.
commented 2019-02-24 20:49:48 -0500
It seemed pretty clear that LLTT was the crowd pleaser in the debates. The Liberal was booed in the first debate for suggesting that the UN regulate the internet, so we can surmise he just might be involved with pushing Huawei 5G, which Trump has banned in the U.S. Jagmeet was booed repeatedly in the debates. The conservative, well he was just milquetoast.

Not only was Jagmeet booed, he scolded and insulted both Laura Lynn and the audience, by telling them they were wrong, and racist etc. It was disgraceful. He minimized Marissa Shen’s murder and made excuses for the Syrian Muslim migrant murderer who they are still calling ‘alleged’, for crying out loud. Jagmeet did not seem very popular to me. Besides, how would it be if a member of Parliament was banned from going to certain countries because of his radical separatist views? Jagmeet is banned from India because of his separatist leanings and connections. There is too much of that extremist element in Vancouver. Yes, extremist, the same group responsible for the Air India catastrophe.
The best thing that could happen to Burnaby South would be Laura Lynn Tyler Thompson.
commented 2019-02-24 20:42:26 -0500
Sorry. I cannot get myself to be enthusiastic about Bernier. Simple reason being that every Prime Minister from Quebec, in my adulthood (50 years), was also the co-Premier of Quebec. I see no reason to think differently of Bernier. Change my mind, as the young, ironically, Quebecer says.

The only option for interior BC and prairies is de-confederation.
commented 2019-02-24 20:40:12 -0500
Don’t the stupid trolls have their own site,they should cause they need to be very worried!!!
commented 2019-02-24 20:26:04 -0500
At this point ,all we can do is donate and convince others to join the PPC.
Of course there are those that want Bernier and the new party to fall flat on its face but we will persevere.
commented 2019-02-24 20:01:38 -0500
How about ‘SOGI’ thumper?
commented 2019-02-24 19:58:38 -0500
Andrew Stephenson….perhaps sometime in the near(or distant) future,you could possibly consider posting something other than your usual bombastic,rhetorical and very deliberately antagonistic offering of pigeon pellets…or duck droppings.
When you visit the Rebel Store…possibly you could forgo your visits to the Children’s and Notions departments and browse the Adult Department.Have a nice day….
commented 2019-02-24 19:58:24 -0500
If Andrew can say ‘Bible thumper ’, can we say ’koran thumper’?
commented 2019-02-24 19:51:24 -0500
Andrew said, “How, exactly, does a “Do as I say” bible thumper fit in with a supposedly libertarian party?”

How is it that a know-all-about-every-subject such as Andrew be so clueless about what a Christian really is?
commented 2019-02-24 19:37:43 -0500
I’m impressed with this interview because I just witnessed three common sense adult Canadians having a constructive conversation . You definitely don’t see this kind of thing with the corrupt MSM and any other political party ! 👍👍 Go PPC !
commented 2019-02-24 19:32:05 -0500
Good job David. Thanks for doing this interview.
Good luck Laura Lynn Tyler Thompson, its looking good for you on Monday.
I believe in my bones that if we do not get this new party into the game somehow, nothing whatsoever will change in this country. I mean for decades if ever. I do not believe that the CPC can stop what Justin has set in place. Bernier is driven, can’t be manipulated and the only one who represents my views.
commented 2019-02-24 19:31:37 -0500
Great interview David. Thank you.

Remember folks, Max screwed up badly a number of years ago. He was publicly humiliated and resigned his position. Unlike virtually every other Canadian politician, especially Trudeau whose arrogance and ego knows no bounds, Max has learned from his mistakes, and now strikes me as the proverbial arrow shot from a bow with a clear target to make Canada succeed as a united country.

They both articulated the position of the PPC very well and sound very Canadian to me.

Hope there is no vote tampering tomorrow.
commented 2019-02-24 19:30:27 -0500
How, exactly, does a “Do as I say” bible thumper fit in with a supposedly libertarian party?

I sure hope Max is saving the good candidates for ridings he has some chance in, otherwise this looks like scraping the bottom of the barrel. This one’s unelectable in any place that exists after 1955.
commented 2019-02-24 19:19:53 -0500
I watched the debate and this lady was a shining beacon of integrity and honesty compared to the other “Canadians”. The other candidates spewed the same useless meaningless stupid idiot scripted cliches as Trudeau or Obama or the usual garbage would. She was great and they were a joke.
commented 2019-02-24 19:16:42 -0500
Whatever the skeptics say, these people come across as honest and sincere. I wish both of them the best of the Vote on tomorrows election and will predict a win for Ms Tyler. She will win on a vote for her ideals and her speaking ability.
commented 2019-02-24 18:46:12 -0500
I’m a cynic by experience…I want to have hope that we stand a chance…and I hope LLTT is as Christian as she appears!
I want there to be some kind of correct savoir…to save us…from ourselves. Obviously, we need that!
I AM A CONSERVATIVE! And smilin’ Andy ain’t! WTF!
That practically unintelligible French speakin’ Quebecer Bernier is speaking more conservativese than I’ve heard for years! WTF! We should kidnap Brad Trost and force him to be the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada – I’d vote for him! Otherwise…the the only alternative is Bernier!
Oh Canada!
commented 2019-02-24 18:27:40 -0500
Right on Mr. Bernier and Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson.

Very true key words… “real change”.. is the focus. Good luck :)
commented 2019-02-24 18:27:33 -0500
Great interview David,I hope she belts it out of the park tomorrow it’s refreshing to hear a common sense,grass roots politician. Laura-Lynn is articulate and very well spoken and Max has the best policies going forward for Canada!!! Go PPC,go Max and Laura!!!