There will be no slogan sent to PPC activists to support the Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ); for Maxime Bernier, it’s a question of principle:
We advocate freedom and individual responsibility, so there is no position to support one party or another.he insists.
” When I look at the platform of the Conservative Party of Quebec, personally, it is certain that I will vote for Éric Duhaime. »
Maxime Bernier admits to having been seduced by the Quebec Conservative platform and draws parallels with that of his party:
: moins d’État, plus de liberté, un peu de privé en santé, la fin des subventions aux entreprises. On a plusieurs dossiers en commun, mais surtout la philosophie de croire plus aux individus qu’aux États.”,”text”:”Il prône les mêmes idées que nous prônons: moins d’État, plus de liberté, un peu de privé en santé, la fin des subventions aux entreprises. On a plusieurs dossiers en commun, mais surtout la philosophie de croire plus aux individus qu’aux États.”}}”>He advocates the same ideas that we advocate: less government, more freedom, a little private health, the end of business subsidies. We have several issues in common, but above all the philosophy of believing more in individuals than in States.
And then, he also sees similarities in voter interest in his party and the PCQ:
% de vote à l’élection de 2019. On disait: “C’est la fin de Bernier, c’est la fin du Parti populaire”. On a continué à travailler, on a eu 5% du vote à la dernière élection; c’est plus que le Parti vert, à 2%”,”text”:”Nous, on nous a ridiculisés quand on a eu 1,6% de vote à l’élection de 2019. On disait: “C’est la fin de Bernier, c’est la fin du Parti populaire”. On a continué à travailler, on a eu 5% du vote à la dernière élection; c’est plus que le Parti vert, à 2%”}}”>We were ridiculed when we had 1.6% of the vote in the 2019 election. We said: “It’s the end of Bernier, it’s the end of the People’s Party”. We continued to work, we had 5% of the vote in the last election; it’s more than the Green Party, at 2%explains the politician from Beauce.
We continue to grow, I believe it’s the same phenomenon in Quebec; moreover, you see, Mr. Duhaime and his party are increasing in the pollshe adds.
But the ties between the two parties go further. The lieutenant of the People’s Party of Canada for Quebec faced Éric Duhaime during the last race for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Quebec, in the spring of 2021.
Daniel Brisson made the leap into federal politics; he was even a candidate in the riding of Quebec for the PPC.
The man is still a member of the Conservative Party of Quebec and, personally, he will not hesitate to help the Conservative candidates:
We hope that the Conservative Party of Quebec will make gains, it is my wishhe said.
Without being able to measure the extent that the support of the PPC activists could take on the Quebec Conservatives, he finds it difficult to see how the PPC activists could support another party.
There is not a big affinity with the CAQ, which is anti-freedom, and the Liberal Party, Québec solidaire and the Parti québécois who supported it during the pandemicexplains Daniel Brisson.
One vote, but no more
Even if he is delighted to see a provincial party share the philosophy of the People’s Party of Canada, Maxime Bernier does not want to interfere in the electoral campaign in Quebec. He is not a member of the PCQ and therefore you will not see him campaigning alongside Éric Duhaime.
No, anyway, I’m too busy traveling around the country, explains Maxime Bernier, who is currently in Saskatchewan. However, the politician will take the time to exercise his right to vote.
I’m going to do my civic duty, I’m going to vote on election dayhe points out.
Éric Duhaime also did not want his party to take an official position during the last federal election campaign, last fall. During a press briefing in the hall of the National Assembly, he nevertheless affirmed that, from a personal point of view, he was “conservative” in federal politics and that this was not going to change.