Why the Conservatives aren't worried — at least not yet — about vote-splitting with Maxime Bernier's
For one thing, it is not as simple as just assuming that a rise in PPC support is coming at the Conservative Party's expense
Here are two statements that may or may not be true, depending on who you ask.
One: Maxime Bernier’s hard-right populist People’s Party of Canada is seeing a surge of support in this election. Two: the rise of the PPC will cause vote-splitting on the right, and potentially cost the Conservative Party seats in close battleground ridings.
People's Party of Canada supporters protest that leader Maxime Bernier was not invited to the two official federal election leaders debates held at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, September 9, 2021. PHOTO BY PATRICK DOYLE/REUTERS