People’s Party of Canada (PPC) Leader Maxime Bernier intends on regaining his seat in Beauce, Quebec when the next federal election takes place. 

Bernier, who held the riding from 2006 until he was unseated in 2019, says that while last year’s defeat was discouraging, he’s hopeful that he can regain a spot in the House of Commons for his party. 

Bernier lost the seat last September to Conservative MP Richard Lehoux.

“Our defeat in Beauce last year was a discouraging upset. Today, we begin work and planning for the campaign in Beauce. It’s going to take everything we have to beat the corrupt establishment,” Bernier announced. 

Recently, Bernier ran in the York Centre byelection as a way to raise awareness for his party, but lost to Liberal candidate Ya’ara Saks. 

The PPC was founded by Bernier in the summer of 2018 shortly after he announced that he would be leaving the Conservative Party of Canada.

According to Bernier, the Conservatives have astray from their original principles and have become a “morally corrupt” party. 

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