Re: ‘I am no longer a conservative’; Obscurity will come knocking, John Ivison, Aug. 24
Maxime Bernier has ended Andrew Scheer’s hopes of leading the Conservatives to victory in 2019 or anytime after. Stephen Harper will be called upon once again to reunite the right. He will have to decide whether he enters to fight the next election or that of 2023. Howard Greenfield, Montreal In their usual knack for selfimmolation, it’s MP Maxime Bernier, who — with an adolescent’s tantrum, tweets and all — will leave the party rather than play and lead with mature centred intellectual gravitas.
It’s unfortunate that, in his exit, he chose to slam Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, although Scheer is such a slam-able guy who has not yet grown to confront the PM’s annoying gender equality, diversity and human rights yammering. Juan C. Joffre-Calgary Many Conservatives are so concerned about stopping Trudeau that the main point, which many may not yet consciously realize, is being lost.
Since massive thirdworld immigration was foisted on us some 50 years ago, all four political parties have been in politically correct lock-step regarding multiculturalism. “Hate crime” laws and “human rights” commissions have been created to deter any resistance, so not only are we voiceless, we are also penalized and censored if we try to express any opposition.
Maxime Bernier is setting up a political party which will speak for us on these issues, and believe me, the support he is going to receive will be absolutely massive. Politics itself is no longer the issue, as people are now thoroughly sick and tired of politicians who will sell us out in exchange for imported voting blocs to keep themselves in power. Scheer and Trudeau differ only in the speed at which they will take us to our destruction, and this stupid “Liberals versus Conservatives” deflection charade has to end before it destroys us.
Prepare to be amazed. Jeff Goodall, Oshawa, Ont. Bernier’s speech smacked of hypocrisy. A short while ago he tried desperately to lead the same party he now calls “intellectually and morally corrupt.” Bernier has never got over his close loss to Andrew Scheer, who he viciously attacked. Bernier came across as sore loser and egotist, who picked up his ball when the party would not cave to his demands. This will not sit well with those he now wants to attract to his new party.
His biggest fan is Justin Trudeau, who realizes splitting Conservative support makes the road to his next election victory much easier. Bernier has undoubtedly hurt his own political future, while harming the Conservative Party’s chance of ousting Trudeau, which all conservatives should be concentrating on, rather than this selfish motivated move by Mad Max! Larry Comeau, Ottawa