Canada's 'Mad Max' Supports Bitcoin — Says 'I Hate How Central Banks Are Destroying Our Money and Economy'

Maxime Bernier, a former cabinet minister nicknamed “Mad Max” and the leader of the People’s Party of Canada (PPC), says he supports bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. “I hate how central banks are destroying our money and economy … cryptos are another new and innovative way to counter this that should be encouraged,” he said.

‘Mad Max’ Supports Bitcoin and Crypto

Maxime Bernier, the leader and founder of the People’s Party of Canada (PPC), has revealed his support for bitcoin and cryptocurrency. He is a former Canadian foreign minister whose supporters have nicknamed “Mad Max.”

According to an EKOS poll, the PPC has 9% support nationally, which is higher than the Green Party but well below Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party and Erin O’Toole’s Conservative Party, each with around 30%.

Bernier tweeted Tuesday:

Many people are asking if I support bitcoin and cryptos. Of course I do! I hate how central banks are destroying our money and economy.

He continued: “I’m more of an old-fashioned gold & silver fan, but cryptos are another new and innovative way to counter this that should be encouraged.”

Bernier has long been vocal in criticizing how his government’s policies hurt the economy and the people. On June 9, he commented on the Bank of Canada holding the current level of the policy rate, tweeting: “Yes, continue to print money, debase the dollar, force all prices higher, impoverish the poorest, fund Trudeau’s gigantic deficit, distort the economy, fuel the housing bubble, and artificially boost the stock market, you moronic Keynesian bureaucrats.”

In August last year, he tweeted in response to the news of the U.S. Federal Reserve making a major commitment to ramping up inflation. He wrote:

These crazy Keynesian bureaucrats will do everything to dilute the purchasing power of your dollars and make you poorer.

He noted at the time that “The Bank of Canada studied the same policy some years ago and may implement it too.”

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Kevin Helms

A student of Austrian Economics, Kevin found Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an evangelist ever since. His interests lie in Bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.

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