Maxime Bernier (born January 18, 1963) is a Canadian businessman, lawyer and politician, currently serving as Member of Parliament for the Quebec riding of Beauce, having been elected four times with a majority of the vote. Previously, he served as Minister of Industry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism, and Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism and Agriculture in the cabinet of then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
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- Je suis en politique pour défendre des principes. Je l'ai dit dès le début de la campagne, lorsqu'on croit au libre marché, à la liberté économique et qu'on veut défendre les consommateurs, il y a peut-être un prix à payer. Je suis prêt à le payer ce prix politique là.
- page 23 in "Live or die with supply management", chapter 5 previewed April 2018 of "Doing Politics Differently: My Vision for Canada"
- This title is unacceptably misleading, @CTVNews. I did not criticize “diversity” but rather “more diversity,” and “ever more diversity” as Trudeau is proposing with his radical multiculturalism. Canada has always been a diverse country and this is part of who we are. I love this Canada. But there is a difference between recognizing diversity and pushing for ever more of it. Something infinitely diverse has no core identity and ceases to exist.
- If we want conservative principles to win the battle of ideas, we have to defend them openly, with passion and conviction.
- Racists are not welcome in this party
- December 2018 on Montreal radio station CJAD, according to 8 February 2019 article in Toronto Star
- Maybe they want to do that because they’re supporting another party, I think, doing that, they are not doing a favour to their organization. Because it’s not credible. The racist people are not welcome in the party and that won’t change. That’s crazy, I’m not surprised, because our party’s doing very well,
- The level of climate hysteria keeps increasing. Some want a drastic reduction in consumption. Some call for a green fascist dictatorship. Some say we should stop having babies. Where will this madness stop?!
- A lesson from this great novelist: The classical liberal tradition is what made us a free, peaceful and prosperous country. We should cherish it and proudly proclaim the moral high ground when defending this tradition against those who want to impose Big Government upon us.