Maxime Bernier was the first declared leadership candidate to sign Generation Screwed's Future Generations Protection Pledge.
He committed to:
1. Present a balanced budget to the House of Commons within 24 months after taking office - stopping the federal debt clock;
2. After the budget is balanced, commit to running ONLY balanced budgets at all times outside of war or natural disaster; and
3. Legislate a debt repayment schedule, dedicating a portion of annual revenues towards eliminating the debt.