Conservative leadership candidates prep for bilingual debate

Maxime Bernier, PC, MP (born January 18, 1963) is a Canadian politician currently serving as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Beauce in Quebec. He was reelected in the 2015 election. He served as the Minister of Industry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism, and Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism and Agriculture in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He is now the Official Opposition Critic for Innovation, Science, and Economic Development. Prior to entering federal politics in 2006, Bernier was vice-president of Standard Life of Canada and manager of corporate and international relations at the Commission des valeurs mobilières du Québec.

OTTAWA — The language skills of Conservative leadership candidates will be put to the test Tuesday night as they take the stage for a bilingual debate in Moncton, N.B., a campaign milestone expected to start narrowing the field of contenders. “I think what people in the Conservative party will be looking…

via Conservative leadership candidates prep for bilingual debate — Macleans.ca

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