Maxime BERNIER

BERNIER, The Hon. Maxime, P.C., B.Comm., LL.B.

Parliamentary Career

January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Beauce (Quebec)
  • Minister of Industry (February 6, 2006 - August 13, 2007)
  • Minister responsible for La Francophonie (August 14, 2007 - May 26, 2008)
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs (August 14, 2007 - May 26, 2008)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Beauce (Quebec)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Beauce (Quebec)
  • Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) (May 18, 2011 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism and Agriculture) (July 15, 2013 - November 3, 2015)
October 19, 2015 -
CPC
  Beauce (Quebec)
  • Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism and Agriculture) (July 15, 2013 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 165)


June 3, 2019

Hon. Maxime Bernier

Mr. Speaker, the People's Party of Canada agrees to apply the vote and is voting in favour of the motion.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Criminal Records Act
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May 6, 2019

Hon. Maxime Bernier (Beauce, PPC)

Mr. Speaker, Canada's equalization program is creating more and more division in our country. The Premiers of Alberta and Saskatchewan said that they might call a referendum on that topic. The Premier of New Brunswick agrees that the program is not helping his province to prosper.

Will the government admit that it made a mistake by renewing the equalization formula without change last year and that this unfair and inefficient program needs to be downsized and reformed?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Intergovernmental Relations
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April 10, 2019

Hon. Maxime Bernier (Beauce, PPC)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present two petitions, an electronic one, E-1906, and a paper version of the same petition. They were initiated by Mr. George Browne, a resident of Ontario. They deal with the protection of our borders and note that limited, merit-based immigration is essential to Canadians' rights and well-being. They call on the Canadian government to withdraw from the United Nations global migration compact.

The two petitions contain more than 68,000 signatures.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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April 4, 2019

Hon. Maxime Bernier (Beauce, PPC)

Mr. Speaker, earlier this week gas prices went up in the four provinces where the government imposed its carbon tax. It was reported this morning that the environment minister is also preparing to release new regulations that will push up gas prices even more.

Why does the minister falsely claim that she is making life more affordable for Canadians, when she keeps adding taxes and costly regulation?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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March 18, 2019

Hon. Maxime Bernier (Beauce, PPC)

Mr. Speaker, we are learning that the government has entered into discussions with the U.S. to close the loophole in the safe third country agreement. The government has allowed thousands of illegal migrants to flood into Canada and has spent hundreds of millions of dollars, yet it has done nothing to resolve the issue.

Why did the government allow the situation to deteriorate so badly before sitting down with the Americans to enforce our border laws?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Border Security
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