Outspoken Conservative MP and failed leadership contender Maxime Bernier is facing criticism from within his caucus, and beyond, over a series of tweets accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of fostering a "cult of diversity" that he believes will destroy the country.
In a six-tweet thread posted Sunday evening, the Quebec MP says that more diversity will "divide us into little tribes" and bring "distrust, social conflict, and potentially violence."
He described this as "cultural balkanization." Balkanization refers to the geopolitical splitting apart of a state into smaller regions with tension between them.
"Having people live among us who reject basic Western values such as freedom, equality, tolerance and openness doesn’t make us strong. People who refuse to integrate into our society and want to live apart in their ghetto don’t make our society strong," Bernier said.
He argues that "Trudeau's extreme multiculturalism and cult of diversity" will divide Canadians into "political clienteles" that can be bought with taxpayer money and special privileges.
Bernier is speaking against the Liberals in power. Shockingly, the Cuckservative Party of Canada doesn't support him as the following response demonstrates:
Weighing in on the matter, Ontario Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa MacLeod, who is responsible for immigration said she is not, nor has she ever been sympathetic to Bernier.
Please to disavow! Bernier gets the last word:
6/ Cultural balkanisation brings distrust, social conflict, and potentially violence, as we are seeing everywhere. It’s time we reverse this trend before the situation gets worse. More diversity will not be our strength, it will destroy what has made us such a great country.— Maxime Bernier (@MaximeBernier) 13 August 2018