Canadian Prime Ministerial Contender Comes Out in Support of Bitcoin Days Prior to General Election

A prominent Canadian politician representing a party running in the country’s current federal election has spoken out in support of Bitcoin (BTC).

Maxime Bernier of the populist, right-wing People’s Party of Canada (PPC) tells his 156,100 Twitter followers he likes crypto because he’s dissatisfied with the current central banking system.


“Many people are asking if I support Bitcoin and cryptos. Of course, I do! I hate how central banks are destroying our money and economy. I’m more of an old-fashioned gold & silver fan, but cryptos are another new and innovative way to counter this that should be encouraged.”

Bernier is a former member of Parliament for the Conservative Party and has served as a minister in various positions. He left the Conservatives and launched the PPC in 2018.

Recent polls place the PPC in fifth place with 6.3% of the vote, behind the Bloc Québécois, the New Democratic Party, the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party, according to CBC News. The election is scheduled for this Monday, September 20th.

Bernier acknowledges that either Liberal Party or Conservative Party will win the election.

Cryptocurrencies are not legal tender in Canada, but unlike the US, the country has enabled Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

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