Selecting Maxime Bernier as Conservative leader would have qualified as a bold move. Revolutionary, even.
After years of perceived small ball under Stephen Harper, Conservative policy under Bernier would have shot right by leaps and bounds.
But in the end, it appears someone who styled himself as “Mad Max” presented too much risk. And so Conservatives elected 38-year-old former House Speaker Andrew Scheer as their leader over Bernier—albeit on the final ballot and by the slimmest of margins.