Bernier provides that the party will merge not abortion or gender identity

Bernier assure que le parti ne se mêlera pas d'avortement ou d'identité de genre

OTTAWA — Maxime Bernier assured that his new political party will merge not abortion or gender identity, although he supported the candidacy of an ardent representative of the religious right in British Columbia.

The member for Beauce has defended the appointment of a former moderator of a talk show christian as the first candidate of the popular Party of Canada, which he founded after having slammed the door of the conservative Party Andrew Scheer in August.

Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson will be a candidate of the popular Party during the by-election in Burnaby South, British Columbia, February 25. The candidates of the party for the by-elections in Outremont, in Montreal, and York-Simcoe, Ontario, will probably be appointed next week.

Over the past two years, Ms. Tyler Thompson has become an outspoken critic of the program sexuality education in public schools in British Columbia, because of the teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity that it provides.

Mr. Bernier, a libertarian, has already participated in the course of his career, parades, gay pride, and it is acknowledged to be “pro-choice” on abortion. But he refuses to comment on teaching gender identity in schools, believing that there is a folder under provincial jurisdiction.

The member of parliament for beauce says only that Ms. Tyler Thompson is entitled to his opinion, but she knows, according to him, that the “social conservatism” will not be in the program of the popular Party for the election in October 2019.

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