September 5, 2018 10:46 am
Updated: September 14, 2018 10:57 am

Maxime Bernier says he’s fundraised more than $90K since quitting Tories

WATCH: What will Maxime Bernier's departure mean for the PC Party?

A A

OTTAWA — Quebec MP Maxime Bernier says he has raised more than $90,000 since quitting the Conservative party.

In a fundraising email to supporters today, Bernier says his campaign has “momentum” and that he plans to unveil his party’s name and logo next week.

READ MORE: Maxime Bernier quits the Conservative Party — and wants to start his own

The maverick MP announced Aug. 23 that he was leaving the Conservative party and starting his own political movement.

Bernier says he is speaking with supporters and organizers, completing the requisite Elections Canada forms and developing the party’s constitution and platform.

WATCH: Bernier says he stands better chance of defeating Trudeau than Scheer

He also claims to have received hundreds of letters from supporters and others interested in becoming a candidate under the Bernier banner.

Bernier says he plans to have the party up and running by Sept. 17 when the House of Commons returns from its summer break.

© 2018 The Canadian Press

Report an error

Comments

Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.

Global News