Maxime Bernier - record


Below are the key criteria considered by CLC in rating Maxime Bernier with a "C+" score for the Conservative Party Leadership race.  



Stance on abortion

Has a poor voting record on pro-life bills during his career as an MP. He voted against Stephen Woodworth's Motion 312 which sought to study when a child in the womb becomes a human being. He also voted against Bill C-510 which sought to protect pregnant women from coercion to abort.

Stance on euthanasia


Willing to re-open abortion debate?

Yes, if that's what his caucus wants  


Willing to enact government legislation to protect unborn children?


How he voted on radical bill to invent fake new rights to "gender identity" and "gender expression"

In favour

(Note: He voted in favour of the Liberal government's Bill C-16 during 2nd reading. However, after Pierre Lemieux made C-16 an issue in the campaign by pledging to repeal it and to appoint free speech hero Dr. Jordan B. Peterson to review all Canadian speech laws, Bernier had a conversion and now says he regrets having voted in favour of the bill.) 


Has he pledged to repeal gender identity bill if becomes Prime Minister?



Marched in Gay Pride Parade?


Other notable factors

Bernier voted like a liberal on social issues throughout most of his career as an MP, with the exception of euthanasia which he consistenly opposed. However, he has shifted significantly more to the right during this leadership campaign. 

He is the only other leadership candidate to have copied Brad Trost and Pierre Lemieux's campaign promise to repeal C-16, the Liberal government's radical gender identity bill.  

Bernier also bucked political correctness by stating on the campaign trail that he's willing to re-open the abortion debate if that's what his caucus wants. Bernier is on record saying that he welcomes a private members bill on abortion and that he would consider voting for it, depending on the wording. 

The MP for Beauce is also the only leadership candidate, aside from Lemieux and Trost, to directly and explicitly condemn Justin Trudeau's plan to send $650 million Canadian taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions in Africa.

On life issues and free speech, it appears that Bernier is drifting in the right direction. However, it must be noted that at last year's Conservative Policy Convention in Vancouver, he was a vocal supporter of the LGBTTIQ campaign against traditional values, speaking in favour of a policy resolution to abolish the party's long-time support for the traditional definition of marriage between one man and one woman.



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