The Worm at the Core of the PPC

Canada’s fledgling new party sprung out of nowhere seemingly, offering deeply conservative cum libertarian values. Its founder and leader, Maxime Bernier, announced unequivocally that the Conservative Party of Canada is ’too intellectually and morally corrupt to be reformed’ (1) and proceeded to create a new party which he later named the People’s Party of Canada (2).

Is Bernier the pure-as-driven-snow politician he purports to be? To the some 35,000 of his followers, he can do no wrong. He has said all the right words, he has inspired disillusioned people to leap upon his bandwagon of CPC bashing and attacking of the leader who beat him in the leadership race in 2017, Andrew Scheer.

We have examined his background and found numerous inconsistencies, however it is his current associations that have raised red flags. For a leader who is a bastion of conservatism to hire an individual such as Johanne Mennie for both his Executive Director and Communications Director is astonishing.

Who is Johanne Mennie?

Johanne has worked in numerous roles in the government throughout her career. One major consistency, however, has been her involvement in social engineering and promotion of social economy.

Ms. Mennie has been closely involved in more than one project with players such as Coro Strandberg who is the author of ‘Canada 2030: Embedding Sustainability into Corporate Governance’ (3), David LePage who is a founding partner of the Social Enterprise Institute (4) and Nancy Neamtan who is a promoter of social economy (5).
It is important to understand the definition of social economy. This video (10) lays out the definition quite well, however in sum, it is a social system that promotes people over profit.

Social economy is a major focus of the European Union and the United Nations. Because of increasing globalization, governments are being encouraged to promote a social economy rather than a profit-based enterprise model. In the words of Carol Hunter, Executive Director of the Canadian Co-operative Association and another known associate of Ms. Mennie, “In a time of a global economic crisis now, we need to have a profound rethinking of all the different business models that are sustainable — and co-operatives are definitely one of those different business models that we need to be looking at more so.” (6) Co-operatives are one of the many sustainable economic initiatives of Ms. Mennie and her associates.

 Figure #1: Model developed by Nancy Neamtan and John Anderson

There are three main industrial sectors: firstly, the public sector which runs industries funded and government controlled, secondly the private sector which is for-profit and is run by privately owned companies that are answerable to their investors. The third industrial sector is the social economy under which umbrella are all for-profit and non-profit industries whose goal is to generate revenues for social and environmental causes (7).

Ms. Mennie and her associates have lobbied extensively with the government for the social economy. They proposed that the government should 1) develop regulations preferential to the establishment of social economy enterprises, 2) provide training to low-skilled people, 3) provide preferential government contracts to such enterprises, and 4) make funds available to establish and support such enterprises. Ms. Mennie was closely involved with the Vancity Plan Institute for Caring Citizenship which was funded by Tides Canada (11).

Suddenly Maxime Bernier’s push to ‘end corporate welfare’ makes perfect sense. He has made it abundantly clear that subsidizing traditional corporations such as Bombardier or GM is against his philosophy. Clearly, through his association with Ms. Mennie and her involvement in his new party, and his past involvement with the United Nations (8) his focus is social economy and promotion of socially run multi-national co-operatives with the goal of lifting out of poverty the unskilled migrants and non-migrant populations through government support, training and subsidization.

Even the name of Bernier’s new party is now clarified. Many spoke of its socialistic implications: People’s Party of Canada. All is now completely understandable; even Bernier’s support of China (9) is understandable as is his refusal to allow a leadership race for his fledgling party.

It is to be hoped that all his 35,000 supporters know what they are signing up for.

(1) https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bernier-statement-conserative-1.4795894


(3) https://www.jflglobal.com/media/uploads/news/2018-06/Canada_2030EmbeddingSustainability.pdf


(5) https://neweconomy.net/resources/nancy-neamtan-social-economy-quebec-and-beyond

(6) https://leaderpost.com/news/all-about-co-operatives-in-canada

(7) http://www.noscommunes.ca/DocumentViewer/fr/39-1/HUMA/reunion-39/temoignages

(8) https://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2005/cop11/eng/misc02p02.pdf

(9) https://pressprogress.ca/conservative_mp_maxime_bernier_wishes_canada_had_more_freedom_like_china/

(10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fisXevC4M58
(11) https://corostrandberg.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/scaling-up-the-canadian-social-finance-sector.pdf

4 thoughts on “The Worm at the Core of the PPC

    1. Hi, thanks for the zip on co-ops. I only just found it (30 July 2019 1:18 A.M. sitting in the A&W for the free wifi. I will have a look, thank you very much.

  1. No thanks Max…never vote for another parasite from quebec.
    Quebec is ripping off the country, right, left and center… The hydro scam, the tuition scam, the dairy scam, the phony bilingual (french) government jobs/hiring scam (only outside Quebec) …the day care scam…the list is so long in regards to how Quebec is ripping off Canada, i don’t know where to begin. They run Quebec (french only, bills 22, 178, 101…), they control Ottawa…they funnel money all over the place…we will never know how much money has been funneled into Quebec since Trudeau and his gang of anti – English language, anti – BNA bigots from Quebec arrived in Ottawa…sadly the truth will never come out…why? The system is so corrupt to the core, from the top down, and the bottom up, just like in Quebec. Their “state run” Hydro company is giving a 40% subsidy for cheaper rates which in turn means the government needs more transfer payments from the rest of Canada. And the aggravating part of it is, its NO SECRET. Even prominent well respected people like former Premier, lawyer Danny Williams have made light of this. Go watch the clip of him explaining how much the French are destroying, ripping off the country…its title is – Danny Williams “outs” Quebec (below)
    Quebec has been robbing Canada blind for decades now. Ever since Trudeau and his gang of anti – English language, anti – BNA “French – metis” bigots from Quebec arrived in Ottawa in the 1960’s, they have been funneling billions upon billions in grants, subsidies, equalization (legal theft) payments… into Quebec every year = more and more debt…an absolute disgrace. And how do they say thanks in french? Well try decades of anti-English language laws like bills 22, 178, 101…nice eh? Go learn our proud, real BNA and UEL history. These were the builders of our country since 1763. Not this phony, revisionist lie, this bilingual, multicultural, 2 founding nations, linguistic duality lie, propaganda, spin that we’ve been living with since Trudeau, and kebec forced this upon the nation. We’ve been part of the British Empire since 1763 and officially an English speaking country for over 200 years…just a fact. It’s not just going on in Kebec. Its happening all over the country. From the confiscation, theft of farm land in the 1900”s (The tragedy of Quebec) to the removal of the Red Ensign in Quebec City in 1950, to the removal of the Red Ensign in Ottawa in 1965 to the enforcement of bilingualism in Ottawa in the late 60’s, 70’s…to the nightmare that Canada is now living with (the charter and everything connected to it) its all going as planned folks.
    About 50 years of this 2 founding nations, linguistic duality, bilingualism, Quebec is French…BS. None of this existed before Trudeau and his gang of bigots came to power. See the quotes below…they knew what they were doing from the start…and this has been exposed in many books, The monstrous trick, His pride our fall, Enough, Bilingual today – French tomorrow, Conspiracy of two, The tragedy of Quebec…and many, many more.
    The goal?
    “My roll as Secretary of State of Canada is first and foremost to ensure that my French compatriots in Canada feel with deep conviction, as I do, that this is their country and that it reflects their image”. “I too had some difficult years as a politician; I’m still having them, in fact, because everything we undertake and everything we are doing to make Canada a French state is part of a venture I have shared for many years with a number of people”. “You know the idea, the challenge, the ambition of making Canada a French country both inside and outside Quebec — an idea some people consider a bit crazy, is something a little beyond the ordinary imagination”. – Serge Joyal, Secretary of State – Page 2 ‘ENOUGH’ by J.V. Andrew. – Serge Joyal – Now in the Senate.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhPcV0gtFR0 Danny Williams
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui_XgfFceYc Stats, language by province, bilingualism
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iGZE6zxoKQ French only Quebec, language laws, forced French all across the country…phony bilingual BS
    Below – Danny Williams – Upper Churchill (PLUS) very good
    Enjoy the facts of where the Transfer Payments go,
    , the total amount of Equalization Transfers between 1957-2013:
    Province Amount received % of the total
    Quebec $168,842 million (or $168.8B) 50.75
    Manitoba $ 40,413 million (or $40.4B) 11.91
    Nova Scotia $ 38,427 million (or $38.4B) 11.32
    New Brunswick $ 37,753 million (or $37.8B) 11.12
    Nfld. & Lab. $ 25,095 million (or $25.1B) 7.39
    Ontario $ 9,949 million (or $9.95B) 2.93
    PEI $ 8,101 million (or $8.10B) 2.39
    Saskatchewan $ 8,138 million (or $8.14B) 2.40
    B.C. $ 2,556 million (or $2.56B) .75
    Alberta $ 90 million (or $0.09B) .03
    TOTAL $339,364 million (or $339.36B) 99.99

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