• The Buffalo Tribune Team

BREAKING: Maxime Bernier arrested in Winnipeg


Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, was arrested by RCMP in Manitoba on Friday after attending an anti-lockdown rally and opposing COVID-19 restrictions.


When asked if he’s carrying any weapons, Bernier says “No weapons, only my words.”

“Nothing would hurt you. Only my words, only my philosophy, only what I believe in.”


RCMP Manitoba reported that “It is the duty of the RCMP to enforce the laws of Manitoba, and those include public health orders. “Mr. Bernier knew of the health orders and has already received a ticket."


“The continuation of the offence of violating the current public health orders in Manitoba has resulted in his arrest. St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP arrested Mr. Bernier just outside of St. Pierre. He is charged under the Public Health Act with Contravening a Provision of the Act for assembling in a gathering at an outdoor public place and for failing to self-isolate in accordance with the Order upon arrival in Manitoba.”


Bernier was charged under the Public Health Act with Contravening a Provision of the Act for assembling in a gathering at an outdoor public place and for failing to self-isolate in accordance with the Order upon arrival in Manitoba.” When the arrest happened, Bernier was in the middle of a “Mad Max Manitoba tour” to protest restrictions in the province.



Bernier had previously served as MP for the Beauce riding for the Tories in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015 elections. However, he launched his own right-wing party in September 2018.

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