It's the very exciting kind of stuff that never actually happens with stuffy Canuck pols. The real reason, the commentary goes, is that he wasn't any good at, well, much, and all this is an expedient excuse to be rid of him.
The lesson, of course, is if you're not up to a job, it's best to acquire the competency or leave the task to someone else. If not, you risk being found out "a bumbling boob".
Thus, Maxime's Maxim:
It's better to fade out, than to Bernier.