POLITICAL COURAGE: Maxime Bernier Pushes Back Against Justin Trudeau’s “Cult Of Diversity”

“Having people live among us who reject basic Western values such as freedom, equality, tolerance and openness doesn’t make us strong. People who refuse to integrate into our society and want to live apart in their ghetto don’t make our society strong.”

In a display of toughness and political courage, Maxime Bernier is pushing back against Justin Trudeau’s “diversity is strength” sloganeering.

On Twitter, Bernier explained why it can be so dangerous:

“1/ Trudeau keeps pushing his “diversity is our strength” slogan. Yes, Canada is a huge and diverse country. This diversity is part of us and should be celebrated. But where do we draw the line?”

“2/ Ethnic, religious, linguistic, sexual and other minorities were unjustly repressed in the past. We’ve done a lot to redress those injustices and give everyone equal rights. Canada is today one of the countries where people have the most freedom to express their identity.”

“3/ But why should we promote ever more diversity? If anything and everything is Canadian, does being Canadian mean something? Shouldn’t we emphasize our cultural traditions, what we have built and have in common, what makes us different from other cultures and societies?”

“4/ Having people live among us who reject basic Western values such as freedom, equality, tolerance and openness doesn’t make us strong. People who refuse to integrate into our society and want to live apart in their ghetto don’t make our society strong.”

“5/ Trudeau’s extreme multiculturalism and cult of diversity will divide us into little tribes that have less and less in common, apart from their dependence on government in Ottawa. These tribes become political clienteles to be bought with taxpayers $ and special privileges.”

“6/ Cultural balkanisation brings distrust, social conflict, and potentially violence, as we are seeing everywhere. It’s time we reverse this trend before the situation gets worse. More diversity will not be our strength, it will destroy what has made us such a great country.”

Bernier is 100% right, and deserves credit for telling it like it is.

True strength for a nation comes from Unity, not breaking people up into separate groups and pandering to them. Bernier is doing Canada a great service by fighting for Canada’s true values, and for the importance of Canadians standing together against those who wish to keep us divided.

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I havent seen the current Conservative leader make such a bold statement, mostly silent. The more I see of Maxime, the more I like him. His chapter on supply management is worthy of a second read. http://www.maximebernier.com/my_chapter_on_supply_management


we need a leadership review at the up comming Conservative Convention in a few days. pleae people find out who the delegates are who go and do the voting on policies to urge for a leadership review.


6/The more diverse we become, the more factions we have competing for the scarce resources of government funding and employment, preference is given to groups, instead of individuals which create a volatile situation.


He would make a great prime minister.

Angela Squires

I agree. I’m not a Conservative, in fact feel bereft of representative democracy and was disgusted Trudeau reneged on his pre-election promise to dump the FPTP system. What a marvellous statement by Bernier, he puts it so well, like wow! I read his Wikipedia entry, finding nothing with which to disagree. However there’s no way I want a Conservative government after the horrors of Harper! Rather like the UK our PCs have a right wing that is ideologically driven and thus dangerous if granted power. A PR system would allow a PM like Bernier with a representative democratic Parliament, a… Read more »

Brian dougan

Hello Angela: I agree with you except for one thing–the “horrors” of Harper. Not sure what you mean? Compared to what this country has suffered under previous “leaders;” Stephen Harper wore the title “The Right Honorable” very well. I think that Harper did all he could–However; I was sorely disappointed. Why? Because the CBC/dairy marketing mafia/absurd levels of (third world) immigration/GST/taxes coming out of the wazoo /bilingualism…Still here; decades later; still dragging us down. Doubt that you or I will ever see someone like Mr. Bernier in power. He seems to want what we want, and isn’t afraid to say… Read more »

Trevor Kesler

Yes, he would be. I supported Maxime wholeheartedly and was disappointed when the PC’s threw their support behind the present PC leader. Mr. Bernier has the backbone to take a stand on issues.


Very well said Mr.Bernier. Most real Canadians would agree with you.

Greg Hrab

As a long years Conservative member and a half of century being a Canadian, I completely agree with Max. We should be more talking about assimilation, then “diversity”.

Sewer Rat

Well… halle~*#@&$lujah! Someone actually has a spine and stood up and spoke out! I might actually faint…


The proof that Bernier is correct in his criticism of Turdo’s ghettoization of Canada is this: It is precisely what Israel and NATO want to do to Syria and Russia. It is possible, however, that Western Canada would do better in all aspects without the boat anchor of Central Canada. Western Canada is the source of most of Canada’s energy and food. Central Canada’s main products are dying manufacturing industries that can’t compete globally and government – which grows like a cancer in the body politic and kills the economy.


Euro-Canadians will represent about 20% of the population living in rural areas and small pockets of cities by 2100 according to Stats Canada trends reflecting Canada’s multicutural immigration policy in which >85% of the current immigrant population come from non-western nations.

By 2100, cities will be overwhelmingly dominated by non-western peoples where the cultural and political power centres reside. I hope all Euro-Canadians understand this and are aware of the impending shift in culture, whatever it ends up morphing into, and other consequences.

See discussion on this topic by Dr. Ricardo Duchesne and Stefan Molyneux.

Start at 17:27


I am from Ontario and hate how fake socialist, globalist, traitorous it has become, but Ontario now has a great Premier Doug Ford but even he is being demonized as you can imagine, and because of this I agree with you, one province was never meant to rule Canada and destroy it, we are so divided and the corruption is beyond scandalous. If I was not so old I would be out there, we are being collapsed so get out before this cancer takes hold of you and I wish you the best of luck, make sure you leave your… Read more »

Jill Ward

well said Mr. Bernier,
He is the first politician I have ever contributed to in my 60 years!
I wish he would start his own party and run for prime minister as he HAS MY VOTE!!!

Timothy Hickey

Bernier could still be the PM in 2019! If Canadians elect enough Non-Partisan Members of Parliament in the next writ, the next PM could very well be elected through a Secret Ballot cast by those elected to serve the Will of a Real Majority of voting SHAREHOLDERS in the country! Watch for the release of a National Challenge to the electorate to endorse the “CANADIAN MANDATE” that will give every voting SHAREHOLDER a direct influence in who will be the next Prime Minister through their duly elected Members of Parliament! Every Independent Candidate will commit in writing to serving the… Read more »

Ken (Kulak)

I’m sorry I did not support Maxime


I want Bernier or any other conservative politician (eg Remple) to be explicit because these words, “more cultural diversity is not our strength” mean absolutely nothing to me because they are merely qualitative. Put some numbers/percentages to your rhetoric and specifics on how you plan to achieve those numbers and then I maybe I will take you seriously. Until then, there is little difference between Bernier and any other conservative politician today. This is and old trick trying to get people to project their own meaning onto his words. Don’t be fooled and demand more from him and other politicians.… Read more »


Political correctness is very tricky nowadays. Bernier is walking a tight line, as most of us in our discourse, for fear of being accused of racism and whatever. Most of us know what he’s talking about.


Another 5K unskilled and illiterate ‘irregulars’ with an average IQ of 72.025 with a family of 5 (living on welfare) should solve the problem.


I find his statement very common among most people I see every week. that being said, we’re not politicitians He is and he has the truth and courage to stand against this crazy politically correct times we have been forced to read, see and hear from 99 % of our forms of passage of information as it appears to most of us to have a very left point of view. Journalism is dead in canada.


Andrew must step up or step aside. Maxime, Pierre or Michelle all have what it takes. Andrew is a good guy, but must have some bull dog in him. However I will vote for Andrew and hope he listens to his most intelligent.

shawn harris

Trudeau’s use of diversity is our strength slogan, is really a new way of saying divide and conquer. Which fits very neatly into his hard core leftist socialist beliefs and agenda. Diversity is our strength, has been discredited as meaningless, useless and having no value by credible and we’ll educated people like Jordan Peterson, who said, it is nonsense because the two words together oppose each other, there is no strength when everyone is looking out for their own interests. But, that is the deceitful part of the way Trudeau communicates his message, it is always about divide and conquer… Read more »

Bernier is a libertarian and subscribes to Austrian economics as I understand him which is why he has a negative view on supply management.

I think there are many Quebecers that will agree with his Balkanization of Quebec and Canada theory which Trudeau is purposely pursuing in Canada. I would like to see him go head-to-head with Trudeau in Question Period on this very issue.


Trudeau is using the rights and freedom we have to bring terrorist and people that will destroy our country. Saying that we are diverse but the people now being brought in are not looking for a better life or freedom, they are here to destroy and separate this country. The very right we have fought for is being used to defeat us.


yes he would make a great prime minister

Bruce Parkinson

Your courage is laudable Mr Bernier, keep up the good work.


Good for Maxine Bernier!

Ray Decorby

We all should be countering “Diversity is…”with Unity is Our Strength” Sheer included.

Geoffrey Paul

Where in the world is Andrew Scheer?


“Having people live among us who reject basic Western values such as freedom, equality, tolerance and openness doesn’t make us strong. People who refuse to integrate into our society and want to live apart in their ghetto don’t make our society strong.” This also goes for the many Aboriginals who do not want to be Canadians, but want their own Nation within a nation as long as we pay for it. If we had strong leadership they would be told that they are in Canada- one nation and no special privileges – also their funding needs to be monitored, transparent… Read more »

Larry Chomiak

I agree with Maxime Bernier on Canadians sticking together and should a newcomer want to be here, they should conform to our values.. A page could be taken from ” Ausies” on how they manage immigration….


If Scheer had an ounce of decency, he’d step aside and let Max take the reins. A spineless bowl of jello versus a man with a spine…tough choice.

Mandy Prost

Not even scheer has said it as boldly. Good for u maxime bernier!!!!!

Ron Voss

Finally a conservative politician having the courage to address political correctness and the elephant in the room.

In Orwell’s 1984, “Ignorance is Strength” is one of the official slogans of the entity known only as “The Party”. Orwell opened his book in this way on purpose in order to introduce the reader to the concept of doublethink. In this way the Party can make citizens accept and believe anything they tell them, even if it is entirely illogical.

Ron Voss

The ‘diversity is our strength’ mantra makes some sense when those with diverse strengths complement one another to make an enterprise united around a common goal more successful. Consider the example of a basketball team where a point guard is often shorter and faster than the tall forward. How successful would a basketball team be if it carried the notion of ‘diversity is our strength’ to the extreme, as Trudeau has done, by including some short over-weight players, some players who are good at golfing, but have never played basketball, etc? You get the picture. As Maxime points out, “Having… Read more »

Tanya Gaw

100% Maxime.
Keeping speaking truth.
Canadians are waking up.

Martin Schotte v9p 2p6

In a “democratic” country where 40 % out votes 60% with all votes of equal strength and value what magic potion empowers the common claim
“we live in a great and democratic country”?