Maxime Bernier

Maxime Bernier’s alt-right problem

Note — February 12, 2019: This article is subject to legal complaint by Nicola Hanson.

Last Halloween, the hosts of a white nationalist podcast called The Ensign Hour discussed how to propel their ideology into the mainstream of Canadian politics. Although they pined for a “European homeland,” the co-hosts were all too aware of just how unappealing their movement remained to the political mainstream.

Bernier faces a challenge keeping racists out of his new party, says Stockwell Day

'That's where Mr. Bernier may be vulnerable'

CBC News · Posted: Sep 14, 2018 10:21 AM ET | Last Updated: September 14

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier unveiled the name of his new party, the People's Party of Canada, in Ottawa on Friday, saying he'll run a full slate of 338 candidates in the 2019 election. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

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Maxime Bernier has a base. Is it big enough to protect him?

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer hasn't said whether he'll boot Bernier from caucus. Can he afford to?

Maxime Bernier came within a few thousand votes of Andrew Scheer in the 2017 Conservative leadership race. But does he still represent a significant portion of the party? (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

Is Maxime Bernier too big to boot?