It’s too early to tell how the former Tory’s new party will affect this year’s general election, say observers, but he’s appealing to the dissatisfied of all stripes.
People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier says he’s doing things differently by ‘doing politics by conviction.’ A full-time staff of four people help run the show from the party's Gatineau, Que., headquarters. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The People’s Party of Canada has less than two per cent support, nationally, according to the latest polls, but leader Maxime Bernier says polling isn’t something that’s part of his new party’s process.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.