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Maxime Bernier

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Bernier in July 2017
Leader of the People's Party
Assumed office
September 14, 2018
Preceded by Position established
14th Minister of State for Small Business, Tourism and Agriculture
In office
May 18, 2011 – November 4, 2015
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Preceded by Rob Moore
Succeeded by Bardish Chagger
7th Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
August 13, 2007 – May 26, 2008
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Preceded by Peter MacKay
Succeeded by David Emerson
6th Minister of Industry
Registrar General of Canada
In office
February 6, 2006 – August 13, 2007
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Preceded by David Emerson
Succeeded by Jim Prentice
Chair of the National Defence Select Committee
In office
March 9, 2009 – June 20, 2011
Preceded by Rick Casson
Succeeded by James Bezan
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Beauce
In office
January 23, 2006 – October 21, 2019
Preceded by Claude Drouin
Succeeded by Richard Lehoux
Personal details
Born (1963-01-18) January 18, 1963 (age 59)
Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada
Political party People's Party
Other political
Conservative (until 2018)
Spouse(s) Catherine Letarte (m. 2019)
Caroline Chauvin
(m. 1991; div. 2005)
Parents Gilles Bernier (father)
Residence Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada
Education Université du Québec à Montréal (B.Com.)
University of Ottawa (LL.B.)
Profession Author, businessman, consultant, lawyer

Maxime Bernier PC MP (born January 18, 1963) is a Canadian businessman, lawyer, and politician. He was a Member of Parliament for the riding of Beauce from 2006 through 2019. He is the founder and current leader of the People's Party of Canada.

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