The recent visit of European Parliamentarian Christine Anderson to Canada has highlighted the contrasting ideologies of the Conservative Party’s Pierre Poilievre and Maxime Bernier of the People’s Party.
Ms. Anderson gained popularity among many Canadians when she rebuked Justin Trudeau during his visit to the European Parliament in March 2022. She condemned him for admiring the Chinese dictatorship, violating citizens' fundamental rights, and criminalizing dissenting voices.
During her visit to Canada, Ms. Anderson met with hundreds of supporters including Maxime Bernier and three Conservative MPs. Mr. Bernier hailed her as the “Queen of Freedom” and made her an honorary member of the PPC, while Mr. Poilievre reprimanded his MPs for associating with her, branding her opinions as vile and racist.
However, Mr. Poilievre and the reporting of his statement failed to mention which of Ms. Anderson’s opinions he considered racist and vile—a glaring omission.
In this conversation, Maxime Bernier calls out Mr. Poilievre for being a fraud and an opportunist who uses photo-ops with Freedom Convoy truckers to appease protestors during a Conservative Party leadership contest. However, when it comes to issues such as immigration limits, Mr. Poilievre unfairly stigmatizes his opponents by calling them "racist," and in doing so aligns himself with Justin Trudeau and other critics of responsible economics and individual freedom.
Calling him a fraud is too kind. He is another traitor to the Charter and the Constitution. He is a man who pretty well towed the Liberal Party line during COVID and who only touched his toe in the Freedom Party when he saw that they were gaining wide support amongst the conservative segment of the conservative adherents.
I wasn't surprised at his comments regarding Ms. Anderson. I was disappointed though in Leslyn Lewis fell into line so easily. She's obviously been promised a portfolio in a possible Conservative government. How else to explain her inclusion in this meeting. He's grooming her to play her role but only as long as she falls into line on every issue.
Pierre supports the war in Ukraine. Has adopted the chorus line of, whatever it takes and the lies about Putin. As you are aware I also have these same criticisms about Maxime's stance on Putin but I am in his camp because he at least wants NATO gone and Canada out of the war that we aren't a party too LOL
You and Max had a good talk and I shared it on my Twitter account