Maxime Bernier is known as the Albertan from Quebec. A dependable politician who speaks his mind, Maxime is a man of ideas, whose belief in personal responsibility and freedom is at the heart of his political vision. In his public statements, he expresses those values and his unwavering commitment to reducing the size of government.
Maxime has had a long-standing interest in business and during his career worked for several financial and banking institutions before becoming Executive Vice-President of the Montreal Economic Institute in 2005.
Maxime was elected Member of Parliament for Beauce on January 23, 2006, with the largest majority outside Alberta. He was appointed to Cabinet on February 6, 2006, as Minister of Industry.
Maxime served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from August 14, 2007 to May 26, 2008.
On August 23, 2018, he left the Conservative Party of Canada to sit as an independent MP and announced the launch of a new party, the People’s Party of Canada.