Rogue Conservative MP Maxime Bernier is making an announcement Thursday at a 1 p.m. ET news conference in Ottawa, sparking discussion over whether he is leaving the party to start his own.
The media advisory says only that he will make a statement and a staffer for the MP refused to divulge any other details.
A Quebec radio station is reporting Bernier is quitting the Conservative Party. The Canadian Press reported last June that Bernier’s supporters started pushing him to quit the Conservatives and start his own party, following his demotion from industry critic.
Nice work, Andrew.
Update: Bernier is leaving the Conservative Party.
Bernier says CPC has been siding with Liberals on supply management and supports retaliatory tariffs on U.S. Says Canada has "no chance" of winning trade war with the U.S. #cdnpoli
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