The battle for Maxime Bernier's riding - 2019-08-24

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F0.png The battle for Maxime Bernier's riding August 24, 2019, Rachel Browne, Global News

Maxime Bernier isn't fazed by recent polling that suggests he is in a dead heat with the Conservative candidate running against him in the upcoming federal election for his Quebec riding, Beauce.

"I'm pretty optimistic that in the end I will win," Bernier told Global News in a recent interview from Ottawa. "But I don't take anything for granted."

Until last year, Bernier himself had been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Beauce, a region made up of several municipalities south of Quebec City that stretches to the border with Maine. After losing the national Conservative leadership race by a small margin to Andrew Scheer, Bernier went on to renounce the party as "morally corrupt" and started the People's Party of Canada that sits even further to the right.

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{{cite news | first = Rachel | last = Browne | title = The battle for Maxime Bernier's riding | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/5785159/the-battle-for-maxime-berniers-riding/ | work = Global News | date = August 24, 2019 | accessdate = August 25, 2019 }}