In a blistering press conference, where he repeatedly bashed Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, controversial Quebec MP Maxime Bernier said he is leaving the federal Conservative Party.
Bernier says under current leadership, the party has all but abandoned it’s core conservative principles, adding they are afraid to articulate any coherent philosophy supporting their positions.
“Every public declaration is tested with polls and focus groups, the result is a bunch of platitudes that don’t offend anybody, but also don’t mean anything and don’t motivate anyone,” says Bernier.
He unleashed scathing attacks on Scheer and the Conservatives for supporting supply side dairy management, and corporate welfare.
“A Conservative Party that supports free markets, should also advocate the end of corporate subsidies, Canadians are tired of paying taxes to bail out Bombardier, Ford, and other business,” says Bernier.
He predicted what Canadians will get “if Andrew Scheer becomes Prime Minister is just a more moderate version of the disastrous Trudeau government.”
“I have come to realize this party is too intellectually, and morally corrupt to be reformed.
Bernier says his goal now is to launch a new federal political party to fight for conservatives who he believe are not being offered anything substantive from the Scheer Conservatives.
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