Debates Commission Invites Maxime Bernier But Won't Host Climate Change Debate - 2019-09-17
The Commission announced they will extend an invite to Maxime Bernier to appear at the officially-sanctioned election debates, while at the same time refusing to hold a debate climate change, an issue that polls say is the number one concern for Canadians.
After finishing 1.9% behind Andrew Scheer for leader of the Conservative Party, Bernier abandoned Scheer and formed the People's Party of Canada. Bernier has gone on to embrace far-right elements within Canada's society, denouncing immigration and diversity and lashing out at critics over Twitter.
Story after story has shown how white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the far-right are flocking to Bernier's party. Some even became official party organizers.