“We Cannot Be The Welfare State Of The Planet”: Maxime Bernier Unveils Immigration Platform

People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier calls for cuts to immigration levels.

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier has unveiled his immigration plan.

Speaking in Mississauga, Bernier said Canada must focus on putting Canadian Citizens first, cutting immigration levels to 100,000-150,000 per year, down from the current levels of 350,000 per year under the Trudeau Liberals. Those levels are up from the 260,000 per year under the Harper Government.

According to the text of the speech, Bernier also called for focusing on economic immigration, not family sponsorship:

“I can understand why immigrants would want to bring the rest of their extended family here, including older ones who will benefit from our health-care system. But we cannot be the welfare state of the planet.”

In addition to lowering immigration levels, Bernier called for building a border fence at locations where illegal crossings have become prevalent.

Bernier also echoed the comments of Salim Mansur – the former Conservative candidate who was shamefully pushed aside by the CPC, and is now running for the People’s Party – in slamming ‘extreme multiculturalism.’

“A lie based on the idea that all cultures are equal. A lie destructive of our Western liberal democratic heritage, traditions, and values based on individual rights and freedoms.”

Bernier also said racists are not welcome in the PPC:

“I don’t care one bit about people’s race or skin colour. I have said many times that racists and bigots are not welcome in our party. We care about shared values, culture and identity. You can be of any ethnic background or faith and be a Canadian if you share fundamental Canadian values, learn about our history and culture, and integrate in our society.”

Bernier said a PPC government will ensure that all who wish to immigrate to Canada will need a face-to-face interview:

“A People‚Äôs Party government will ensure that every person hoping to immigrate to Canada undergoes a face-to-face interview and answers a series of specific questions to assess the extent to which they align with these values and societal norms.

We will increase resources for CSIS, the RCMP and Canadian Immigration and Citizenship to do these interviews and thorough background checks on all classes of immigrants. With fewer immigrants to process, there will be more resources available to achieve this.

Immigrants whose responses or background checks demonstrate that they do not share mainstream Canadian values will be rejected.”

While Bernier’s speech will be controversial among much of the political class, numerous polls have shown the vast majority of Canadians opposed to the immigration increases being imposed by the federal Liberals. There is also growing anger over the fact that, while Canadians keeps saying they want cuts in immigration and cuts to refugee intake, the political elites continue moving in the opposite direction, ignoring the will of the Canadian People.

Spencer Fernando

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He speaks true values of the majority. Unfortunately I dont think he can win.


Did people think trump would win?
If you or anyone wants him in share constantly over social media… Promote him,


This is very good news! Finally, a politician is making sense on this.

Lance Boyle

Based on this, the PPC has my vote.


Ignoring the will of the people is Liberal culture. It seems to be one of the requirements to be a Liberal politician, that and lying.


The Liberals are wrong with their immigration policies. Bernier is right on this matter. Economists tell us that 40 % of all the jobs we know of today will be atomized by 2035.


If only I could trust this man, but I really don’t. I agree with this statement on immigration. The lies that almost all our political leaders have told us, on immigration that we supposedly need and when when looking at this fake picture we do not, and cannot afford them, we are in big growing debt never mind how they are reforming Canada into little groups and many do not want to become like Canadians or fit in with us they want us to change to their ways but do not accept us even when we do, and we do… Read more »


IMO we have no choice but to trust this man. If taken at face value his words are the only ones that support Canadians. If you look closely enough Andy is the same as Justin.


Many seniors are very poor, very poor.. For too long others have expected to be able to come and get, all the while others wait for med care and so on..

Major Tom

Outstanding! Make Canada Great Again!

Shawn Harris

Bernier shows the voters, there still is a principled , truthful politician left in Ottawa, not afraid of saying what the public believes. We need more politicians like him. Canada needs policies that reflect our beliefs, tradions and culture, not what the elites or Trudeau demands we believe. The truth should never come in second to Trudeau’s propaganda and lies. Our very future our democracy depends upon have elected more politicians like Bernier, who aren’t afraid of the truth or to speak. By


Bernier has my vote! He should have been elected leader of the CPC, but instead, we got Trudy-lite Scheer. Scheer is so afraid of the Globalist News Media! He cowers in fear every damn time the media calls him “far right!”

Margaret Smith

Canada will remain the welfare state of the planet unless politicians wake up and smell the coffee. I am not a politician but I am smart enough to know that immigration is a problem in this country. With the amount of unemployment and the state of our health care system not to mention the housing crisis and education issues where are all the new immigrants going to settle and where are they going to be employed or how does he plan to support them? Our tax dollars as usual I would guess. Does Justin Trudeau really think the world looks… Read more »

vilma mannarino

We have wasted 4 years of a lack of prosperity under the Liberal Government and NOW IT’S TIME to bring Canada back and better than ever. WE have an opportunity to be prosperous and I believe it can only happen with BERNIER!!!!!

Nolan Diamond

Yes, I agree with Mr. Bernier’s immigration policies, but he should have remained, in the conservative party. He will help to re-elect Trudeau, by splitting the right wing vote’s, as everyone knows. That should be our first goal, to repair the liberals damage to Canada.


It would have been great had you posted a video of his immigration policy announcement.

Clive Edwards

Refugees believe Canada is safer than their home countries because the will not be bombed or shot by soldiers in helicopter gun ships here. If Maxime Bernier or any other world leader for that matter wants to stop the refugee crisis, look no further than stopping Israel, the U.S., Britain, France and the other usual suspects from committing war crimes. It is not a crime, nor is it murder, when an Afghani or anyone else defends their home and family against these Western war criminals. There is a reason the Gideons publish and distribute the New Testament – the Old… Read more »


IMO Max is our only hope as a nation. Justin and Andy are like two peas in a pod.