The leader of the People's Party of Canada has been arrested near St. Pierre.

Maxime Bernier had scheduled a number of rallies this weekend in southern Manitoba, including stops today in Niverville, St. Pierre and St. Malo.

Rally in NivervilleRCMP have confirmed that Bernier knew of the health orders and had already received a ticket. The continuation of the offense of violating the current public health orders in Manitoba led to his arrest just outside of St. Pierre.

He is charged under the Public Health Act with Contravening a Provision of the Act for assembling in a gathering at an outdoor public place and for failing to self-isolate in accordance with the Order upon arrival in Manitoba. Under the Provincial Offences Act of Manitoba, he was arrested to prevent the continuation of an offence. He will be taken before a magistrate.