According to Wikipedia:
Maxime Bernie is a Canadian businessman, lawyer, and politician, who is currently serving as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Beauce in Quebec...He is a separatist.
Bernier has a history of quoting Friedrich Hayek, and Henry Hazlitt. His beliefs have led him to be nicknamed "Mad Max", the "Bloc-buster", or the "Albertan from Quebec" by his Ottawa colleagues.
The only "scandal" in his background is this one, which in my book if you are going to get into a "scandal" this is the way to do it. From Wikipedia:
On August 14, 2007, Bernier was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs...
Bernier came under scrutiny after opposition parties informed the media that his former girlfriend Julie Couillard, predating their relationship, had romantic links with someone that had connections to the Hells Angels before 1999.