It not easy for me to publicly support a candidate for leadership of the Conservative Party. I have worked very closely with many of the candidates in cabinet and caucus and consider them to be friends.
However, the stakes are high and I believe it is exceptionally important that we elect the most able person to lead our party and ultimately the country. So I am honoured to support Maxime Bernier. He has the ideas, judgement, experience and political skills to be a formidable Leader of the Opposition and a transformative Prime Minister.
Maxime has advanced conservative policies that are creative and practical, policies that can make Canada a more free, prosperous, fair and secure country, true to our core values and to our proud history. They are also attractive policies that will resonate across the country. Good policy and good politics is a winning combination and that is why Maxime can win the n