Maxime Bernier, founder and leader of the Canadian People’s Party, said that supports adoption of cryptocurrencies in the country. According to him, Canada should do better with cryptocurrencies.
The former member of parliament, often nicknamed “Mad Max”, has been a sharp critic of mandatory vaccinations, veil wear and lockdown in Canada since the beginning of the pandemic.
Cryptocurrencies as an election campaign
“Mad Max” on Twitter this week expressed: “A lot of people ask me if I support BTC and cryptocurrencies. Of course, yes! Personally, I do not like how central banks are destroying our money and our economy. I’m more of a conservative fan of gold and silver, but Cryptocurrencies are a new and innovative way to prevent the destruction of our economy, and this should be encouraged. “
Mr Bernier’s remarks and various promises come, as usual, before the federal elections in Canada, which are scheduled for Monday, September 20. At present, his political party is not part of the government in parliament. In addition to him, there are many other right-wing politicians in the world who are also positive they refer to cryptocurrencies and have them as a topic in their election campaign.
Canada and cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies are not a new topic in Canada. Quite the opposite. For example, the co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, Although he was born in Russia, he lives and works in Canada. Various investment companies have successfully launched funds and traded cryptocurrencies there.
However, many Canadian politicians, including current Prime Minister J. Trudeau, have been largely silent about the role that BTC and other cryptocurrencies can play in the country’s economy. The prime brother of the Prime Minister, Kyle Kemper, is an outspoken enthusiast of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE) and the Canadian government once paid him to speak at a blockchain conference.