People's Party of Canada

federal political party in Canada

The People's Party of Canada (PPC; French: Parti Populaire du Canada) is a federal political party in Canada. The party was created by Maxime Bernier on September 14, 2018, shortly after he resigned from the Conservative Party.

People's Party of Canada

Parti populaire du Canada
LeaderMaxime Bernier[1]
FounderMaxime Bernier
FoundedSeptember 14, 2018
Split fromConservative Party of Canada
Headquarters205–290 St-Joseph Blvd
Gatineau, QC J8Y 3Y3
Membership (2018)Increase 33,800[2]
Classical liberalism[4]
Fiscal conservatism
Political positionRight-wing[7][5]
Colours  Navy blue   Red
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House of Commons
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The party is conservative,[8] libertarian,[5] populist,[9] classical liberal,[10] and right-wing.[11]

Bernier was the party's only Member of Parliament, having represented the riding of Beauce from 2006 to the 2019 federal election.

On March 21, 2022, Maxime Barneir announced the People's Party ending it's activity on YouTube, complaining about alleged "censorship."


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  2. "People's Party of Canada set up in all 338 ridings ahead of 2019 federal election, Bernier says".
  3. "Maxime Bernier officially launches new conservative People's Party". Global News. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  4. "Maxime Bernier's new party stakes out classical liberal values: Don Pittis". CBC.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Conservatives 'paying attention' to Bernier's new party, MP says". Toronto Star. 14 September 2018.
  6. "Maxime Bernier on next steps for The People's Party of Canada". Le Devoir (Interview) (in French). 15 September 2018.
  7. Pinkterton, Charlie (14 September 2018). "Maxime Bernier announces The People's Party of Canada". iPolitics News. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  8. "Maxime Bernier officially launches new conservative People's Party". Global News. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  9. "Maxime Bernier launches People's Party of Canada". CTVNews. 2018-09-14. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  10. Sep 17, Don Pittis · CBC News · Posted:; September 17, 2018 4:00 am ET | Last Updated:. "Is the People's Party of Canada liberal? It depends on the definition: Don Pittis | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2018-12-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  11. "Maxime Bernier announces the People's Party of Canada – iPolitics". iPolitics. 2018-09-14. Retrieved 2018-11-13.

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