Maxime Bernier Maverick Watch

The honourable member for free market ideals isn’t so sure about federal funding for this Quebec City arena.

Conservative MPs from Quebec stoked speculation about federal support when they posed this week for a group photo in vintage Nordiques jerseys. Bernier, who represents the riding of Beauce, was noticeably absent from the photo op.

“If we offer this money to Quebec City, other cities will ask for money too,” Bernier said in his radio interview. “In the end, it’s a decision that involves $1 billion or $800 million, to be fair to other regions.”