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(LifeSiteNews) – Leader of the People’s Party of Canada Maxime Bernier said the Conservative Party of Canada is “infiltrated” by the “woke far left,” after blasting the party’s President for using so-called “trans-inclusive” pronouns in his Twitter bio.

“This woke guy with pronouns in his bio is the president of the Conservative Party of Canada. Still wondering why I left this morally and intellectually corrupt party?,” tweeted Bernier yesterday.

The president of the CPC Rob Batherson’s Twitter bio reads, “Business person, community volunteer, husband, father, son (he/him).”

His use of what is called the “trans-inclusive” gender pronoun of “he/him” said Bernier, is proof the party has been “thoroughly infiltrated by the globalist and woke far left.”

Batherson was quick to react to Bernier’s criticism, coming back to him tweeting in reply, “Sorry my free speech is so triggering to you, Max. Do you need a safe space from pronouns?”

“Or does freedom of expression under the Charter only apply to those who agree with you.  To each their own, pronouns or not,” added Batherson.

Bernier then shot back at Batherson, tweeting, “The Conservative Party of Canada’s woke president thinks I’m against free speech because I’m pointing out his ridiculous use of pronouns in his bio!”

“When are you officially merging with the Liberals?”

The adoption of what are termed “trans-inclusive” pronouns has been heavily promoted by those in the LGBT movement. This is despite the hard reality of one’s biological sex, as well as many people’s religious beliefs that God created “man” and “woman.”

This is also even though, statistically speaking in Canada at least, only 0.33 percent of Canadians identify as “transgender” or “non-binary,” according to recent data.

Canada recently passed a law banning so-called “conversion therapy,” which says it is “dangerous” and criminalizes “conversations between consenting adults.”

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UPDATE (8/6/22): We are heartbroken to tell you that Archie's life-support was switched off on Saturday 6 August.

We ask you to add your name to the prayerful message we are sending Archie's parents, Hollie and Paul, who are suffering the most devastating time of their lives. 

Both the European Court of Human Rights and a UK High Court turned down respective applications by Archie's parents to halt the withdrawal of life-support and allow them to transfer their son to hospice care.

This cruel betrayal by the legal and medical establishment, who even denied Archie the right to travel abroad where treatment was being offered to him, represents another blow to the notion that human rights and parents' wishes really matter.

We can only hold Archie and the entire family in our prayers now.

Thank you for your support.

May God have mercy on them all.


Archie Battersbee (12) is on life-support in a UK hospital following a tragic accident, but doctors now want to end his treatment despite his distraught parents begging medics to let God decide when he dies.

Archie's heartbroken mother has submitted an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that prevented the hospital turning off her son's life-support earlier today. 

SIGN this urgent petition in support of Archie and his family - tell the ECHR to Let Archie Live.

Lawyers for the hospital last night told Archie's family that he cannot be moved to a hospice, and that if an application to the ECHR was not received by 9am on 3 August, life support would be withdrawn at 11am.

Thankfully the family's lawyers submitted the ECHR application, or Archie would now be dead.

Archie’s mother Hollie Dance said: “We are very relieved (that Archie's machine was not turned off), we are having to battle every decision with the hospital. We now hope and pray that the ECHR will look favorably on the application."

"We will not give up on Archie until the end. Heartbreakingly, the hospital Trust have told us that we cannot move Archie to a hospice....This is cruel and we are absolutely appalled,” she added.

The family are also receiving offers from doctors abroad to treat Archie, but they are not allowed to transfer their son from the hospital.

On Tuesday government lawyers also convinced the UK's Supreme Court to dismiss the interim measures injunction issued by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD), which said Archie’s treatment should not be removed.

Archie's life is on the line - he needs us to raise the alarm throughout the world today.

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It is unspeakably cruel to drag Archie's mother through the courts when her son is in such a devastating condition - she should be allowed to spend this precious time with him, not having to fight tooth and nail to prevent doctors from withdrawing treatment.

While Archie's doctors claim he is "brain-stem dead", not one medic would testify before the courts that this is definitely the case. 

In fact, Archie's parents have footage of their son gripping their fingers, contrary to the doctors' claim he is "brain-stem dead".

Instead, Archie's mom is insisting that God should decide when her son passes, not doctors, lawyers, judges and politicians. 

Archie's dad, Paul Battersbee, fell ill outside the Court of Appeals on 25 July as he awaited a ruling that upheld the hospital's right to withdraw life-support treatment. 

Such is the stress, anxiety and pain that is being inflicted on these poor parents.

Please stand with this sorrowful mother and father today as they fight for their beloved son. 

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And please say a prayer for Archie and his family - this was the scene before lawyers managed to submit the ECHR application:


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The proliferation of the use of trans pronouns has been on the rise in recent years, notably in public education.

However, a recent poll showed that the majority of Americans reject the use or mandating of trans pronouns in public schools.

Bernier once served as a cabinet minister under former conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper before leaving to create the People’s Party. He has been vocal on many issues affecting family and life.

Bernier just recently warned in a blog that “cancel culture” is destroying the foundation of the nation and that while focusing on the economy is important, even more so is fighting against the rise of “wokeism.”

READ: Maxime Bernier lists ‘cancel culture,’ ‘wokeism’ as problems in Canada along with the economy

He also blasted “radical gender ideology,” taking issue with “radical” attacks on Canadian children via the public school system.

“Our children are being taught that they should feel guilty if they are white, or feel like helpless victims if they aren’t,” Bernier wrote.

He also chose not to get the COVID jabs and is currently challenging Canada’s injection travel mandate in court.

The CPC is currently in the middle of a leadership campaign, with the party to announce a winner on September 10.

Of the five candidates in the running, MP Leslyn Lewis is the only pro-life candidate. She has been firm in her opposition to unrestricted abortion and is the only one endorsed by Campaign Life Coalition.

The frontrunner MP Pierre Poilievre however, while seeming to be pro-freedom, is pro-abortion and pro-LGBT.


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