News Nov 22, 2018 2:55 PM EST

Compact for migration - Maxime Bernier reacts to Conservative apathy

Maxime Bernier speaks to The Post Millennial about the UN Global Migration Compact.

Compact for migration - Maxime Bernier reacts to Conservative apathy
Raymond Ayas Montreal, QC
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*Updated with response from Pierre Paul-Hus *Disclosure: Mr. Ayas is an organizer for the PPC in Quebec. A Conservative MP finally speaks out against the United Nations' plan to, in my opinion, destroy Canada's borders. Pierre Paul-Hus asked Justin Trudeau if Canada will withdraw from the Global Compact For Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Of course, the Prime Minister will not withdraw, and Conservative MP Michelle Rempel tweeted about it. Taking advantage of her 74 thousand followers, she garnered a lot of attention. Rempel does well on social media. That attention could be put to good use. Rempel could encourage Canadians to sign the only parliamentary petition condemning the "Global Compact".

The E-1906 petition against UN migration compact

Canadian citizen George Browne, residing in Montreal River Harbour (Ontario) submitted this petition on October 24, 2018. It was sponsored by Maxime Bernier, MP for Beauce and leader of the People's Party of Canada. Bernier believes the immigration agenda of the United Nations is a serious concern, of national importance. However, the ex-Conservative remains puzzled as to why his colleagues won't promote the petition. The MP from Beauce has answered our questions on the matter this morning (Nov 22, 2018). Here is an English translation of his interview with me by email correspondence.

Exclusive interview with Maxime Bernier

Mr. Bernier, you sponsored E-1906, signed by 21,966 people to date. According to you, is E-1906 partisan in nature? Maxime Bernier:

In no way is E-1906 partisan. A citizen launched it and he asked me to sponsor it so it could be deposited at the House of Commons. I support it and have publicly denounced the Global Compact on Migration weeks ago. It is not at all partisan.

To the best of your knowledge, have Pierre Paul-Hus and Michelle Rempel - or any other Conservative for that matter - signed it? Maxime Bernier:

I don't think so. The Conservatives ignored the question of the Compact for many weeks. At first, Michelle Rempel said it wasn't a problem because the treaty was "non-binding". Then she deposed a motion to study the question. It's only after public pressure that the Conservative Party eventually adopted our position a few days ago. Now, it opposes the Compact. The People's Party has demonstrated its leadership on this matter while the Conservatives wavered and finally changed their mind.

Mr. Bernier, are you in discussions with your colleagues on the matter of the Global Compact? Have they shown any interest to sign and promote your petition in order to show the government the widespread opposition among Canadian citizens to the sale of our sovereignty to a supranational institution? Maxime Bernier:

No, none of my member of parliamentary colleagues have indicated any desire to promote the petition.

As demonstrated by my colleague Jeff Wilkinson, the Global Compact on Migration sounds harmless at first but could cause serious problems. I have reached out to both Michelle Rempel and Pierre Paul-Hus for comment. Update #1 - Pierre Paul-Hus responded after publication (Nov 22) and stated that in the matter of the UN Migration Compact the Conservatives have only decided to speak out against it one day prior (Nov 21), that their position is clear, and that he has nothing else to add. Pierre Paul-Hus' original quotation, in French:

Pour le sujet, du UN Compact nous avons simplement décidé d’en parler hier. Notre position est claire. Je n’ai pas d’autre chose à ajouter.

Transparency: Pierre Paul-Hus expressed concerns regarding my partisanship, given my recent (and disclosed) involvement with the People's Party of Canada. I proposed he respond in any manner he wishes to my editor. He finally chose to respond as above. The Post Millennial will provide further update to this story if and should Michelle Rempel wish to respond, in any manner she chooses.

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