The Godfather of the Tim Hortons Party

Maxine Bernier is a light  for  liberty and freedom that shines throughout Canada.

Source John Ivison

So far, the popular storm that has given birth to the Tea Party in the United States has only produced provincial squalls in Canada. Yet, Mr. Bernier is one of the few links between the disparate movements that are united by their discontent at big, interventionist government.


He has emerged as a champion of zero budget growth and has spoken out against the Harper government’s habit of buying votes through baubles such as the proposed new hockey stadium in Quebec City.


Mr. Bernier himself downplays the prospect he could form a Canadian Tea Party, or move provincially. “I’m a Conservative. And these [less government, more freedom] are Conservative ideas,” he said.