People's Party

Maxime Bernier

About Maxime

56 years old

Hometown: Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Quebec

Maxime completed an undergraduate degree in 1985 at the Université du Québec à Montréal and then went on to study law at the University of Ottawa. He entered politics in 2006 when he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Beauce. Maxime would continue working as various Ministers in the Conservative government until he left the party in 2018 to start the People’s Party of Canada. In 2013, Maxime ran a 13-hour marathon and raised $165,000 for the Beauce food bank after being challenged by a local mayor.


Economy

If elected, a People’s Party government will overhaul Canada’s agricultural supply management system. Under supply management, specific sectors limit the supply of their products in order to ensure predictable, stable prices. A People’s Party government would phase out quotas on dairy products to increase the supply and lower prices for Canadian consumers. Farmers affected by this policy will be compensated while they adjust to the new system.[1]

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Environment

A People’s Party government would not jeopardize Canada’s prosperity by spending on government interventions to fight climate change.[14]

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Energy Policy

A People’s Party government would abolish the federal carbon tax and allow provinces to decide for themselves if they would like to reduce their own emissions through cap and trade or a carbon tax.[14]

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Healthcare

If elected, the People’s Party will replace the Canada Health Transfer (payments sent to each province from the federal government to fund healthcare) with a tax credit worth the same amount. The intention of this policy is to give provinces and territories more power in dealing with their specific healthcare challenges such as long wait times. Poorer provinces will be temporarily compensated more if the tax credit is worth less than the Health Transfer.[16]

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Pharmacare

No official stance has been taken on this topic.


International Relations

If elected, a People’s Party will continue working with international allies while remaining out of conflicts unless there is a national interest to get involved.[9]

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Education and Training

No official stance has been taken on this topic.

Immigration

A People’s Party government would reduce the number of annual immigrants to between 100,000 and 150,000 (down from the current target of 330,000). The People’s Party immigration policy will place emphasis on specialized economic immigrants and reduce numbers in the categories of family reunification and refugees.[10][11]

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Housing

No official stance has been taken on this topic.

Transit

No official stance has been taken on this topic.

Childcare

No official stance has been taken on this topic.

Indigenous Self-Determination

If elected, the People’s Party will change or abolish the Indian Act to create a new relationship with First Nations. A People’s Party government will respect the treaties already signed.[13]

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Justice

No official stance has been taken on this topic.