FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier came to speak with constituents in Fort St. John on Friday alongside Northeast B.C. candidate, Ryan Dyck, ahead of the upcoming federal election.
Hundreds gather around the stage in Centennial Park to listen to Bernier’s federal election pitch as he tries to take a seat that has been controlled by the Conservative party for almost 50 years.
“What I’m asking you today, don’t be shy. Stand up, speak out, use your words as your weapons and try to find 10 people that don’t know that the PPC is there. They don’t know that. Because the mainstream media doesn’t want them to know.”
Speaking about Conservative Bob Zimmer, Bernier says now is the time to send a message to the incumbent MP. He adds that Zimmer has been taking constituents’ votes for granted.
“I believe that there is no splitting the vote when the Conservatives are not any more conservative, only by name.”
Bernier says constituents should ask themselves if they want to live the same way they have for the last 19 months.
“Do you want to go back to the real normal way of life before COVID-19? And the choice would be easy because there are fine order establishment political parties that are not fighting for our country. They’re not fighting for us,” said Bernier.
Bernier believes that those who refuse to get the vaccine are being treated like second-class citizens.
“They were telling us the last 19 months that everything is based on science. The lockdowns, curfews, stay-at-home orders, and now the vaccine passport. It is not. Now we have the facts, the science, the statistic on our side.”
Bernier spoke on people who are vaccinated having a “very, very low” chance of dying from COVID-19, but are still able to contract the virus.
“So, every Canadian are the same on that. Everybody can spread the virus. Why the segregation and discrimination between Canadians?”
The PPC platform also looks to balance the budget as soon as possible and abolish the Indian Act.
The PPC has 312 candidates for the upcoming election.