As part of the pandemic response, the former Canadian cabinet minister, sometimes known as Mad Max, has been vociferous in his opposition of vaccination requirements, face mask mandates, and lockdowns implemented in Canada.
In a recent interview, Maxime Bernier, the founding and current leader of the People’s Party of Canada, expressed his support for cryptocurrency adoption in the country.
On Tuesday, Bernier said cryptocurrencies are “another new and inventive method” to resist the acts of central banks, which he claimed are “killing our money and economy.”
He added that cryptocurrencies are “another new and innovative approach” to counter the actions of central banks. The Canadian politician has lambasted the Bank of Canada for allegedly “manufacturing money” and has challenged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s economic policies in the country’s capital.
At a time when the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada is on the rise, Bernier, a former cabinet minister affectionately known as Mad Max, has been vociferous in his condemnation of vaccine mandates in the country.
He has also pushed for the abolition of lockdowns and mask mandates, as well as the opposition to the implementation of a vaccine passport system.
With the People’s Party now lacking representation in the country’s parliament, the politician’s comments came just days before a federal election slated for next Monday.
Despite the fact that many right-leaning politicians throughout the world have taken pro-crypto postures as part of their campaigns or policies once in government, the role of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency appears to be more of a multi-party problem than a one-party issue.
Canada has frequently set the way for a wide range of activities in the cryptocurrency field.
The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, is Russian-Canadian, and financial firms have been able to effectively create cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds, despite the fact that U.S. regulators have yet to make a determination on the investment vehicle.
Many Canadian MPs, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have remained fairly mum on the potential role that cryptocurrencies could play in the country’s economy.
Kyle Kemper, Justin Trudeau’s half-brother, is a vocal supporter of the Dogecoin (DOGE) cryptocurrency who was previously compensated by the Canadian government to speak at a blockchain conference.