Quebec MP, who left the Conservatives last month, says he has raised $140K Quebec MP Maxime Bernier has announced the name of his new party: the People's Party of Canada. Bernier also unveiled the party's mandate in Ottawa on Friday, saying it will have 338 candidates, as the House of Commons prepares to resume next week. "For too long Canadian politics has been hijacked by interest groups, cartels, lobbies, international groups, corporate or union interests of politicians and bureaucrats in Ottawa who are disconnected from ordinary citizens," he said. Live Why immigration could make or break Maxime Bernier's new party Bernier says he has raised over $90K since quitting the Conservative party Bernier said it will still take time to register the party with Elections Canada, but so far has raised $140,000. Maxime Bernier says the People's Party of Canada will have 338 candidates. (Mark Blinch/Reuters) Last month, the rogue MP announced he was leaving the "intellectually and morally corrupt" Conservative Party to start his own movement. The People's Party of Canada will be based in Gatineau.