Maxime Bernier recruits Renata Ford as he touts a plan that denies the climate crisis - 2019-06-21
Standing in a decorated room at Toronto's Royal Canadian Military Institute, flanked by 40 newly announced candidates of his months-old political party, Maxime Bernier denied climate change was "a real issue for Canadians."
In one breath, the leader of the People's Party of Canada (PPC) said "there is no climate change urgency in this country," promised to deliver "politics based on fact" and assured observers his party would deliver "a concrete environment plan."
Bernier's contradictory remarks on climate change were delivered after he formally announced 40 candidates the PPC will put forward in Ontario for the Oct. 21 federal election. The roster includes the widow of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, Renata Ford, who will run to become a member of Parliament for the same riding her brother-in-law, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, holds provincially.