Maxime Bernier explains what he means by 'extreme multiculturalism'
When Maxime Bernier quit the Conservatives to strike out on his own, he vowed his new party would tackle, among other things, "extreme multiculturalism."
Bernier sat down in studio this week with As It Happens
host Carol Off to discuss his plan to create the People's Party of Canada, which he says rejects Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's mantra that "diversity is our strength."
I wish he was better able to express his ideas on the dangers of tribalism and moral relativism (which is the opposite extreme to moral absolutism), which is exactly what he's talking about. His English is pretty good, but I reckon he may be able to express that particular idea better in French.
I'd love to see an interview with him in French media.
The values he talks about are clearly defined by him though, so I don't understand the continued feigned confusion on the parts of journalists (or I do insofar as it is sometimes a barely concealed attempt at vilification and misinformation in the interest of sensationalisation)*. Our values are clearly respect for and adherence to our Constitution. It's a simple concept.
Whether or not he's making mountains out of mole hills in regards to the issue of respect for our values in the context of immigration is a good question to ask, but it does not negate the validity of asking for respect of our Constitution.
I fully agree with his ideas in regards to the respect of our Constitution and the dangers of tribalism, moral relativism, and moral absolutism.
* - this is, of course, different than suggesting that the media are biased against him as a matter of course.