Mad Max en français

In this brand new edition of The Mark Steyn Show, Mark talks to Canadian Conservative Party leadership candidate Maxime Bernier. M Bernier was the country's Foreign Minister under Stephen Harper until his rising star somewhat spectacularly self-detonated. But, after biding his time, he returned as a hero of the libertarian right - Mad Max, "the Albertan from Quebec", as he became known. Steyn and Bernier talk about what it means to be a conservative francophone in rural Quebec, the role of a medium-rank power in a turbulent world, and Canadian-US relations. Click below to watch:

This is the second in a series in which Mark interviews the man or woman who may be the next Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition. You can see his conversation with Kellie Leitch here. Join him tomorrow, Friday, when he talks to Lisa Raitt. Steyn's former piano-playing imam Andrew Lawton will be moderating a Tory candidates' debate this Friday in Komoka.

~Look for Mark on TV south of the border tomorrow, Friday. For more from The Mark Steyn Show, on everything from Islam and climate change to donnybrooks and seaweed wraps, see here.