PPC Bernier and Green Paul lose in their home riding


People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier and Greens leader Anamy Paul were defeated in the September 20 elections.

Bernier got about 10,000 votes in Bose, Quebec, or 18.6% of the total votes, so he was second only to incumbent Conservative candidate Richard Lehoux, who got more than 26,000 votes, or about 48% of the votes. became.

Talking to his supporters in Saskatoon, Bernier vowed to return For the next federal election.

“That’s just the beginning. In two years, our support has tripled. When the next election comes, we’ll be more ready and this time we’ll win a seat in Congress.” Said. 1.6% in the 2019 election.

Bernier focused most on the campaign on issues related to protecting personal freedom and combating COVID-19 restrictions.

“When we launched this campaign five weeks ago, everyone thought we were just footnotes. Initially, the media didn’t even report us, so they started paying attention. I had to, “Bernier said. “Thousands of Canadians have come to our rally across the country, so they have to start paying attention.”

Greens leader Anamy Paul finished fourth with about 2,700 votes on her horseback riding at the Toronto Center. This was won by Liberal candidate Marsi Yen with over 15,000 votes.

Paul’s Greens have succeeded in securing two seats in Congress. I’m Elizabeth May from the Saanich Gulf Islands and Mike Morris from the Kitchener Center.

Talking to supporters of the Toronto Center, Paul said part of the legacy of this election was that it made the country more fragmented and polarized.

“What we see tonight is that the Canadians have decided to send essentially the same legislators back to Congress at the same rate, and they are essentially the same as we’ve seen before. It means that we are sending back another minority government in numbers, so we are now back to the status quo, “Paul said.

“Unfortunately, it’s back to the status quo, except that it’s more fragmented and polarized than it was before this election. It’s certainly part of the heritage of this election. is.”

Paul said it was important that these divisions be resolved.

“The Canadian people are saying clearly, so we need to make sure that the wounds created during this election are not permanent. We want you to cooperate, we will cooperate with you. I want you to, you have to find a way to do it, and you have to find a way to provide us with the help we need for the rest of this pandemic. ” She said.

Andrew Chen


Andrew is a Toronto-based reporter.