Maxime Bernier

Canadian politician

Maxime Bernier PC MP (born January 18, 1963) is a Canadian businessman, lawyer, and politician. He was a Member of Parliament for the riding of Beauce from 2006 through 2019. He is the founder and current leader of the People's Party of Canada.[1]


Maxime Bernier

Maxime Bernier in 2017.jpg
Bernier in July 2017
Leader of the People's Party
Assumed office
September 14, 2018
Preceded byPosition established
14th Minister of State for Small Business, Tourism and Agriculture
In office
May 18, 2011 – November 4, 2015[a]
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byRob Moore
Succeeded byBardish Chagger
7th Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
August 13, 2007 – May 26, 2008
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byPeter MacKay
Succeeded byDavid Emerson
6th Minister of Industry
Registrar General of Canada
In office
February 6, 2006 – August 13, 2007
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byDavid Emerson
Succeeded byJim Prentice
Chair of the National Defence Select Committee
In office
March 9, 2009 – June 20, 2011
Preceded byRick Casson
Succeeded byJames Bezan
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Beauce
In office
January 23, 2006 – October 21, 2019
Preceded byClaude Drouin
Succeeded byRichard Lehoux
Personal details
Born (1963-01-18) January 18, 1963 (age 57)
Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada
Political partyPeople's Party
Other political
affiliations
Conservative (until 2018)
Spouse(s)Catherine Letarte (m. 2019)
Caroline Chauvin
(m. 1991; div. 2005)
ParentsGilles Bernier (father)
ResidenceSaint-Georges, Quebec, Canada
EducationUniversité du Québec à Montréal (B.Com.)
University of Ottawa (LL.B.)
ProfessionAuthor, businessman, consultant, lawyer

NotesEdit

  1. Office became known as "Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture" from 2013 to 2015.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Maxime Bernier (August 23, 2018). "Why I Am Leaving the Conservative Party of Canada". maximebernier.com.

Other websitesEdit