Maxime Bernier

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Maxime Bernier Was Top Fundraiser In Conservative Leadership ...

Maxime Bernier speaks with Andrew Scheer after the first results are announced during the Conservative Party of Canada leadership convention in Toronto on ...At least five...

Maxime Bernier raised more than Andrew Scheer in final sprint of Conservative race

OTTAWA -- Maxime Bernier lost the Conservative leadership race, but he remained the top fundraiser right to the end. Newly released figures from Elections Canada...

Maxime Bernier eyes finance critic job, hints at future Conservative leadership run

Conservative MP Maxime Bernier isn't ruling out another run for party leadership and says he wants to play the crucial role of finance critic in...

Maxime Bernier, the federal Conservative leadership frontrunner, is actually a rock-ribbed conservative

"I believe in real conservative values and I don't compromise with our principles," says Bernier, daring to call himself "authentic." "No compromise, no buying special...

Kevin O'Leary Says He Tried To Get Maxime Bernier To Drop Out Of Tory Race

OTTAWA — Kevin O'Leary may be gone from the Conservative leadership race, but he doesn't intend to let himself be forgotten. Instead, the reality TV...

Kevin O'Leary's Exit A Boon For Maxime Bernier? Not So Fast, Tory Leadership Rivals Say

TORONTO — Kevin O'Leary's decision to withdraw from the Conservative leadership race creates a huge opportunity for his former rivals, those still in the contest...

Former Yukon MP Ryan Leef endorses Maxime Bernier for ...

CBC.ca - CBCCBC.caAfter being defeated in the 2015 federal election, former Yukon MP Ryan Leef will be making a return to politics in support of...

Maxime Bernier's donor base is bigger and broader than Kellie Leitch's

The most recent set of fundraising data for the Conservative leadership race put Kellie Leitch narrowly ahead of Maxime Bernier in total dollars raised. But...

Pro-life MP Brad Trost officially enters Conservative leadership race ...

The Conservative Party now has six candidates for the leadership position.and more »...

Maxime Bernier stakes out controversial positions that challenge other Conservatives

Maxime Bernier is either bold or oblivious. Either way, he's the most interesting thing in the Conservative leadership race so far. In mere months as...

Tory leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier promises to shake up airline industry

Conservative leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier is appealing to innate Canadian frustration with the stresses of air travel by promising to shake up the country's airline...

Maxime Bernier Promises Major Shake Up Of Air Industry If Elected PM

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier is appealing to innate Canadian frustration with the stresses of air travel by promising to shake up the...

Weighing the odds in Conservative leadership race

(blog) (blog)Strengths: He's still just 50-50 to enter the race as the progressive-side founding-father of the merged Conservatives. He's held three senior cabinet gigs...

Why Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai thinks he can lead the party back

Mr. Obhrai is now the fifth entrant in the Conservative race, which also includes Ontario MPs Tony Clement, Michael Chong and Kellie Leitch, and Quebec...

Tory leadership candidate Maxime Bernier favours free-trade deal with China

OTTAWA – Signing a free-trade deal with China would allow Canada to increase its exports by $7.7 billion a year, Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier...

Launch free trade talks with China now: Maxime Bernier

(subscription) (subscription)The Liberal government has taken a slow, timid approach to trade with China and must change course by launching free trade negotiations immediately,...

Tory leadership candidate Maxime Bernier favours free-trade deal with China

OTTAWA -- Signing a free-trade deal with China would allow Canada to increase its exports by $7.7 billion a year, Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier...

Red tape cutting law is putting safety at risk, must be repealed, says PSAC

The Conservatives had launched into a wide-ranging push to cut red tape, long a source of frustration for small business owners, in 2012 after a...

Conservative Leadership Race 2017: Who's In, Who's Out, Who's Waffling

Maxime Bernier. The Quebec MP filed his papers a few days after Leitch and has already outlined several key policy positions, including a pledge to...

Canada's Tories just spat in the eyes of their social conservative base

(blog) (blog)The party's interim leader, Rona Ambrose, and all three of the declared candidates for new federal leader—Kellie Leitch, Michael Chong, and libertarian Maxime...

Securing solid footing in Quebec could lend weight to Maxime Bernier in Tory race: Hébert

Could Maxime Bernier pull the same trick at the federal level that Patrick Brown did in Ontario? That would depend on whether his campaign has...

Bernier slaying sacred cows in Conservative leadership race

(subscription) (subscription)Maxime Bernier has kept a relatively low profile since he resigned as foreign minister in 2008 after leaving secret documents at the home...

Terence Corcoran: Maxime Bernier joins the battle to end the CRTC's uselessness

Eduardo Lima/The Canadian PressConservative MP Maxime Bernier speaks at the 2016 Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Conservative party leader candidate Maxime...

Maxime Bernier urges phase out of CRTC as telecom regulator

The CRTC has discouraged competition in the telecommunications sector and should have a far diminished authority over the industry, Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier said...

Maxime Bernier: CRTC Should Be Phased Out As Telecom Watchdog

TORONTO — Conservative party leader candidate Maxime Bernier is calling for a phase-out of the Canadian broadcast regulator's role as telecom watchdog as part of...

Maxime Bernier calls to phase out CRTC as telecom regulator, open sector to foreign investment

TORONTO – Conservative leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier called for the end of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission as a telecom regulator, blasting it as...

Maxime Bernier pans supply-management during PEI stop

One day after dairy farmers in P.E.I. lobbied to preserve the industry's supply-management system, federal Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier reiterated his opposition to it.

Maxime Bernier parts ways with Conservative policy on supply management

Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier says there's no way to reconcile his free-market principles with support for Canada's supply-managed agriculture sector, so he's parting company...

'Government does not have a place in your bedroom': Conservatives vote to accept same-sex marriages

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier, who's running for the Conservative leadership, supported the change and said the issue is “about freedom and respect.” “It's about us...

Conservative Convention 2016: Tories To Pick A Stance On Same-Sex Marriage

Leadership candidates Maxime Bernier and Kellie Leitch lined up to speak in favour of the motion, as did Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown, though...

Stephen Harper Vows 'Best Is Yet To Come' At Conservative Party Convention

The party says there are more delegates from Quebec registered for this convention than similar events in year's past and there's already one leadership contender...

In search of a manifesto for the Conservative Party of Canada

Do Conservatives have manifesto envy? In the lead-up to this week's party convention in Vancouver, Conservatives are talking about renewal, transformation and post-Harper change. Early...

Conservatives readying for policy conference in Vancouver

Members like Maxime Bernier and Kellie Leitch have submitted their nominations for the Leader of the party and Telford expects them as well as others...

Maxime Bernier kicks off bid for Conservative leadership

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier kicked off his leadership bid for the Conservative party on Sunday. Bernier spoke at a rally in Quebec on Sunday morning,...

Bernier bid for Tory leadership focus on freedom, respect

OTTAWA -- Maxime Bernier nearly jumped off the couch in his Parliament Hill office when I asked him if he could lead the federal Conservatives...

Bernier bid for Tory leadership focus on freedom, respect

OTTAWA -- Maxime Bernier nearly jumped off the couch in his Parliament Hill office when I asked him if he could lead the federal Conservatives...

How Conservative and NDP leadership contenders stack up on the money

Maxime Bernier ranked third on the list in both money raised and number of contributors. His take was more impressive than Leitch's, however, as he...

Bernier begins campaign for Conservative leadership in Regina

Small government, lower taxes and a balanced budget are three things Maxime Bernier wants to bring to the Conservative Party as leader. Bernier, a Quebec...

Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong may launch Tory leadership bid soon: Report

There is growing speculation Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong will be throwing his hat into the Conservative leadership race. On Tuesday morning, The Hill Times...

Memo to Tories: Union-bashing may be fun — but there are risks

(subscription) (subscription)Instead, it was amended to remove certain provisions affecting employee health care benefits, and committee members voted down a proposed Conservative amendment which...

Tory leadership campaign needs fresh faces

The only two declared candidates are former cabinet ministers Maxime Bernier, who fared poorly in that poll, and Kellie Leitch, who fared even worse. ...

Tory leadership race sparks issue of marijuana legalization

As candidates for the Conservative Party's leadership race continue to line up, an issue has emerged that many thought the Tories had put to bed...

Maxime Bernier enters Conservative leadership race

Maxime Bernier, a Conservative Member of Parliament from Quebec, announced today he is entering the leadership race. He is the second person to make it...

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier makes Conservative party leadership bid official

(subscription) (subscription)Quebec MP Maxime Bernier became the second official contender for the permanent leadership of the Conservative party Thursday, saying while there may be...

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier officially enters Conservative leadership race

OTTAWA—Why wait? Quebec MP Maxime Bernier became the second official contender for the permanent leadership of the Conservative party Thursday, saying while there may be...

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier makes Conservative party leadership bid official

OTTAWA — Quebec MP Maxime Bernier has formally launched his bid to lead the federal Conservative party. He's the second official candidate in the race...

Bernier makes Conservative leadership bid official

OTTAWA -- Why wait? Quebec MP Maxime Bernier became the second official contender for the permanent leadership of the Conservative party Thursday, saying while there...

Five things to know for Thursday, April 7, 2016

Let the race begin: Ontario MP Kellie Leitch and Quebec MP Maxime Bernier are throwing their hats in the ring for the 2017 federal Conservative...

Leitch makes her leadership run official

OTTAWA — Ontario MP Kellie Leitch became the first official candidate in the race for leadership of the Conservative party on Wednesday. She had for...

John Ivison: Brad Wall sought for federal leadership bid to prevent Conservative split

Leitch and Maxime Bernier will be first to break cover, presenting their papers to the party later this week. Both have signed up more than...