Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Rosemarie Falk says Maxime Bernier has shown that he wants to put himself first.
On Thursday, Quebec MP Maxime Bernier called it quits on the Conservative Party calling the caucus “intellectually and morally corrupt.” In Ottawa, Bernier also announced ahead of the Conservative Party of Canada Convention plans to lead his own party.
Falk says Andrew Scheer gave Bernier a chance to be a part of the team to defeat Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“There are supporters for Mr. Bernier, but at the same time, he’s been given opportunity after opportunity in the caucus to be a contributing member to the team.”
Falk believes when Bernier was the Shadow Minister for Innovation he had plenty of opportunities to bring his principles to the table and apply them to policy and he didn’t.
“In retrospect, it seems he made this decision a long time ago and it seems to be because he lost leadership.”
In response to Berniers plans of leading his own party, Falk says he still hasn’t done it.
“At this time we have a strong Conservative movement happening. Under Andrew Scheer’s leadership, we have been constantly standing up for balanced budgets, lower taxes, secure borders, planned and lawful immigration. For strong Canadian identity and free trade. This is what we’ve been doing and he has made the decision that he doesn’t want to stand with us to fight.”
Written by Tre Lopushinsky