Maxime Bernier is known as a dependable politician who speaks his mind. A man of ideas, his belief in personal responsibility and freedom is at the heart of his political vision. In his public statements, he expresses those values and his unwavering commitment to reducing the size of government.
Mr. Bernier has committed to balancing the budget in his first mandate.
He proposed to put an end to the supply management cartel in Canada.
He also wishes to phase-out the CRTC in its role as a telecom regulator and allow foreign ownership and more competition.
He also wants to put an end to all government grants, hand-out and subsidies to businesses but to lower taxes for all.
He is an uncompromising conservative and believes that the Conservative Party will win the next election by sticking to its conservative free-market principles.
Mr. Bernier is a dedicated and experienced runner and has participated in several marathons. A tough and determined competitor, he once ran 106 km across his constituency, completing the run in 13 hours and raising $165,000 for the Beauce food bank. He is the father of two girls.