Federal leaders debate: Who is Max Bernier and why is he here? - 2019-10-06
Until recently, Maxime Bernier might have best been remembered for one of two things. First, a 2008 scandal when, as a star federal cabinet minister under Stephen Harper, he left top secret documents at the home of a girlfriend who had links to the Hells Angels. And second, losing the Conservative leadership race to Andrew Scheer.
Bernier recovered from the first scandal—despite thinking it would finish his career—and even earned a spot back in cabinet in 2011.
The second event has taken him down a potentially darker and more ruinous path.